When it comes to shell-strewn, sun-kissed Florida beaches, Fort Myers and Sanibel are a cut above the rest. But have you ever seen these memorable Southwest Florida landmarks from above? It’s a whole new kind of beautiful.
Enjoy a bird’s eye view of true peace and quiet on Cabbage Key. This secluded 100-acre island is rife with diverse plant and animal life, but you won’t find a car, a TV or a single paved road.
There’s little room for doubt as to where this island got its name. With its stunning white sands, unmatched shelling spots and calm turquoise waves, Captiva Island is simply captivating from every angle, including above.
Your dog is part of the family. Why leave Fido at home when you go on vacation? Bring him with you to The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, and get splash-happy on Dog Beach in Bonita Springs, surely the most beautiful off-leash dog park in Florida.
If you think Downtown Fort Myers’ up-and-coming River District looks nice from up here, just wait until you see all the shopping, dining and entertainment options down on the ground.
Two great American thinkers, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, loved vacationing in Fort Myers so much they built homes and laboratories here, along with a magnificent garden. Now historic landmarks, the Edison and Ford Winter Estates are open to the public for tours and special events.
Fort Myers Beach is not only one of the most picturesque beaches in the area, but it’s also one of the safest, thanks to its shallow waters and lack of undertow. It’s also a popular parasailing spot, so if you’re ready to fly high, this view could be yours.
Baseball fans, this shot is for you. JetBlue Park at Fenway South is the spring training home of the Boston Red Sox. Its dimensions are exactly the same as the original Fenway Park, and it even has its own “Green Monster” lurking in left field.
The Sanibel Island Lighthouse, in operation since 1884, was one of the first lighthouses built on Florida’s Gulf coast. Poised on the eastern tip of Sanibel Island, the lighthouse grounds are open to the public and provide an ideal spot for picnics.
Get a taste of true island life on Useppa, a small island on the northern edge of Pine Island Sound. Accessible only by boat, the one-mile-long island is home to the private Useppa Island Club and an engaging historical society and museum.
When it comes to golf courses with spectacular ocean views, it doesn’t get any better than the Gasparilla Inn and Golf Club on Boca Grande. The private club is known for its 18-hole championship island course designed by Pete Dye.
Bonita Beach is one of the friendliest around. Sugar-soft sands invite beachgoers for plentiful shelling, sunning, splashing and fishing. When it’s time to cool your heels, saunter up to a laid-back beachside bar for an icy beverage.
Are you dreaming of capturing Florida beach photos like these on your next vacation? Picture yourself here and start planning your trip at FortMyers-Sanibel.com.
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