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GOLDEN MEMORIES OF THE GULF COAST
 
(2016 - Winter Issue)

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Were there to be a repository of treasure on Florida’s Gulf Coast, a place where even the sands themselves give up gems and jewels, it would be The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel.

For this laid-back region includes a necklace of islands worthy of a ruler’s crown, rich in history and beauty, a region where the stars are strewn above limpid waters like jewels of the night, where sunsets could make a politician cry, where you might bring home priceless specimens of iridescent sea shells, or maybe just a ransom of golden memories.

SIMPLY PRICELESS

Even the beaches themselves share their riches with you. Build up a bank account of priceless shells here—shells with wonderful names like angel’s wings and baby’s ears, 400 species like sunken treasure just waiting for you along 80 kilometres of alabaster sands. Learn the “Sanibel Stoop” or the “Captiva Crouch,” essential positions for shelling success.

Join the rich and famous at one particular jewel in a chain of gems scattered across a velvety backdrop of sun-glittering waters. Do lunch at Cabbage Key Inn where you can even leave a dollar or 10 with your autograph, tacked to the walls, to the ceiling, just like Julia Roberts or JFK, Jr.

See how those rich and famous get away from it all, doing cocktails at Collier Inn on Useppa Island where you can dream about riches of a more capitalistic ilk.

A WEALTH OF HISTORY

Discover the allure of Captiva Island, of Sanibel or Boca Grande, home to old-time Florida and a resort called the Gasparilla Inn, a hundred years old, a place Travel + Leisure magazine called “a taste of a forgotten Florida.”

Uncover a wealth of history: the Lindberghs were regular Captiva visitors, the museum on Useppa tells the tale of 10,000 years of human occupation. Visit the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford Winter Estates.

Shop and take in the nightlife in the downtown Fort Myers River District where tropical palms stand guard over art-deco masterpieces.

Or just chill here in The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. Doing absolutely nothing other than collecting more golden memories of the Gulf coast.

TRAVEL PLANNER

Uncover more masterpieces in The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel at FortMyers-Sanibel.com.

 
 
 
 
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