THERE ARE PLENTY OF PLACES that sit within striking distance of incredible natural landscapes. Mountains in the distance, a quick drive to the ocean…sure, that’s nice. And yet, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel isn’t your typical “city with easy nature access” — this is more like “nature with easy city access.”
There are the islands with world-class beaches, yes, but you can also venture further into unexpected natural wonderlands here: a kayaking trail that winds through mangrove forest, expansive parks with towering trees, and birds, dolphins, turtles — hundreds and hundreds of species — making their home within it all.
We think you’ll be convinced after just one look that Southwest Florida is your gateway to pristine nature — but just in case, we’re giving you 18.