Seashell-gatherers, swimmers, and those seeking the sunâ€™s warming rays come to the Fort Myers area for its 50 miles of world-class white sand beaches. Anglers test their skill. Tourists who enjoy historical sites, museums, and sundry entertainment blended with natureâ€™s gifts find this to be an ideal vacation spot in southwest Florida.
- Along Florida’s southwest coast, islands extend in a long string like emeralds on a necklace. Almost 50 islands, many of them mostly covered by mangroves, are surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico’s crystal-clear, bluish-green water.