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Old Jan 13th, 2009, 08:09 AM
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Florida beaches

Can somebody please help me find a sandy-soft Florida beach in a semi-quiet & safe area? I will accompany my elderly mother so accommodation should be easy & have a great restaurant for evening dining. I prefer not to re mortgage my home, but Sanibel Island/Captiva looks nice. Also, perhaps around Naples or Bonita Springs. (I've been to the Panhandle, Clearwater & Sarasta.)I'd love to leave within a week....it will be -37 here tonight. Thankyou, Wanda
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Old Jan 13th, 2009, 08:18 AM
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Sanibel Island is the place you want to go. It is wonderful and quiet.Your Mom will just love it.
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Old Jan 13th, 2009, 08:24 AM
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This forum is magic....tnx for the quick reply. Now I will search for prices. W.
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Old Jan 13th, 2009, 08:59 AM
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There are some lovely places around Naples as well. A few years ago I was there on business the first week in March and wished I had been on vacation. Walked the beach when I could. They have shells! And the water was warm and inviting.

Enjoy.
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You need to head south for sure...Panhandle too cold right now...if it were warmer i would recommend Rosemary Beach Area ...But You should go to Sanibel/Captiva now ...beautiful
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Old Jan 13th, 2009, 02:16 PM
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Song of the Seas in Sanibel. We had a lovely room with gulf view, basic kitchen for breakfast/snacks/popcorn at night. Relaxing.
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Old Jan 13th, 2009, 03:29 PM
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If you were going later in the year, I'd suggest Anna Maria Island, but right now, I'd head to Sanibel.
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Old Jan 13th, 2009, 07:45 PM
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How helpful you all are! Thank you so very much. Wanda
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Old Jan 14th, 2009, 05:30 AM
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You might want to also check out Siesta Key. http://www.siestakeychamber.com/
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Can somebody please help me find a sandy-soft Florida beach

as much as I love Sanibel and Captiva, they will not give you sandy-soft beaches. The beaches are full of shells and thus require the beach shoes or whatever they are called.

Siesta, Lido or Longboat keys are the places you want to look at.
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Hi,

Take a look at Bonita Beach. It is on the west coast between Naples and Fort Myers.

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When are you planning on going? It matters weather-wise. I'm near Cocoa Beach on the Atlantic side. Sand is not as soft as say, Destin but it's warmer here now, 80 degrees yesterday. The beach here goes for miles and miles. Just depends on your priorities...
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Old Jan 16th, 2009, 06:32 AM
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Naples,Naples,Naples!!! Quiet, safe, fantastic dining, and great beaches...Expensive, but worth it...
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