The Lower Gulf Coast Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Lower Gulf Coast - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Naples 15

Sanibel and Captiva Islands 11

Fort Myers 7

Cape Coral, Pine Island, and North Fort Myers 5

Estero-Bonita Springs 4

Fort Myers Beach (Estero Island) 2

Marco Island 2

Gasparilla Island (Boca Grande) 1

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Alison Hagerup Beach Park

  • Beach–Sight

This park, once called Captiva Beach, is acclaimed as one of the nation's most romantic beaches for its fabulous sunsets—the best view...

Babcock Wilderness Adventures

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

To see what Florida looked like centuries ago, visit Babcock's Crescent B Ranch, northeast of Fort Myers. During the 90-minute swamp-buggy-style...

Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

There have been big changes here at the museum and it all starts before you even enter, with giant shell photos on the exterior of the...

Barefoot Beach Preserve

  • Beach–Sight

This one isn't exactly easy to find since it's accessible only by a quiet neighborhood road around the corner from buzzing Bonita Beach...

Bonita Beach Park

  • Beach–Sight

The joint is always jumping on this rowdy stretch of coast, the easiest by far to reach from the inland areas south of Fort Myers. Local...

Bowman's Beach

  • Beach–Sight

This long, wide beach on Sanibel's northwest end is the island's most secluded strand, but it also has the most amenities. Park facilities...

Calusa Heritage Trail

  • Trail/Path

Affiliated with the University of Florida's natural history museum in Gainesville, this 7/10-mile interpretive walkway explores the site...

Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium

  • Observatory/Planetarium

Get a look at Florida's native animals and habitats. Boardwalks and trails lead through subtropical wetlands, a birds-of-prey aviary,...

City of Naples Beach

  • Beach–Sight

There's something here for everyone just west of the Third Street South shopping area, but what gets the most attention by far is the...

Clam Pass Beach Park

  • Beach–Sight

A quiet day at the beach gets an adventurous start when you board a tram and careen down a ¾-mile boardwalk through shaded mangroves...

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