Category Archive: SWFL Attractions

Things to Do In Sanibel Island’s Lighthouse Beach

Lighthouse beach is located at the eastern tip of Sanibel Island. This is one of the most scenic beaches in the island, not only is it home to the Sanibel Lighthouse but it also offers sweeping views of the San Carlos Bay and Fort Myers beach skyline as well as beautiful views of the Gulf …

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The Shell Factory: An Iconic Southwest Florida Attraction

When it comes to Southwest Florida family friendly attractions the Shell Factory & Nature Park has always been a favorite. The Shell Factory and Nature Park is one of Florida’s most iconic tourist attractions. Over its 76 year history (opened in 1938), the Shell Factory has survived numerous challenges to stay in business, from the re-direction …

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The Naples Pier

The Naples Pier is one of Naples’ most visited and best-known landmarks.  It’s charming and full of character and I feel it embodies what Southwest Florida is all about:  warm weather, warm people, wildlife watching and beautiful scenic views. History Originally built in 1888 as a freight and passenger dock a narrow gauge train transported …

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Pine Island: A Hidden Paradise

It’s just a few miles from home (Cape Coral, FL), but once you cross the short strip of asphalt that connects Pine Island with the mainland you feel like you are entering a different world. Pine Island (in Lee County) is the largest island (17 miles long and 2 miles wide) on the west coast …

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