Got A Favorite Beach?Ok, folks. You're all beach lovers whether you hit the waves on vacation, pack the car with sun stuff and drive to a lake or shore or fall out of bed and walk to the sands.
What's your favorite beach and why? Some folks like a bit of a crowd, well-kept facilities, plenty of parking and a place to get a cheeseburger; others like it more natural away from the radios and the tots.
Plenty of favorites here in southwest Florida and minutes to get there. The weather is great for months and the ocean is already mid-80s and very clean. I love Fort Myers Beach (but not the touristy area near the main bridge) -- the smaller, numbered "nook" beaches driving south. There are a couple of island beaches accessible only by a five dollar ferry ride that one can pick up from Captiva or Bokeelia. My all-time fav U.S. beach is at Lovers Key in Estero. Quiet enough, especially during the week, easily accessed, super clean, decent facilities and plenty of room to explore or get lost on purpose.