We for various reasons decided to spend Christmas in Fort Myers, FL. Not knowing anything about the area we of course were immediately drawn to the beach. Heading to Sanibel since Rick and Bobbie had spent a week there a couple of years ago and it is well known for their shells. First detractor was the $6.00 toll to just enter the island. So, we headed to Ft Myers Beach instead.
Interestingly the landscape was dramatically different. Sanibel to the north was wooded with no structures over 3 or 4 floors, and Ft Myers Beach to the South were high rise hotels and condos for many, many miles. In trying to find parking we found a great little farmers market and parking right across the street.
The beach was great for walking and was dog friendly. Little if any waves and warm water in December. There were beautiful birds, lots of small shells and interesting Christmas decorations.
Peace and Love