Florida's Lee Island Coast

Sanibel Island

Location Information


Florida's Lee Island Coast officially consists of the coastal areas and islands of Lee County which border on the Gulf of Mexico on Florida's southwest coast. For practical purposes we have included the cities of Port Charlotte which lies just north, and Naples which lies just south of Lee County. Port Charlotte is located in the coastal area of Charlotte County, and Naples is located on the Gulf Coast of Collier County. These are popular areas which are not normally included within the Lee Island Coast. The Naples/Marco Island area is generally referred to as the "Paradise Coast". The principle cities located within Florida's Lee Island Coast area include Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Estero Island/Fort Beach, Bonita Springs and the islands of Sanibel and Captiva. All of the Lee Island Coast areas, including the Port Charlotte and Naples area, are easily accessible by US Hwy 41 and Interstate I-75.




Summary of Florida's Lee Island Coast


Florida's Lee Island Coast consists of nearly 50 miles of white sandy beaches. In addition there are over 100 coastal islands off the mainland, which are part of the Barrier Islands, making this area popular among boaters, divers and beachgoers. Adorned with wildlife preserves and state parks, Lee Island Coast is a natural Florida paradise. In 2002, Captiva Island was included in the list of "50 Perfect Island Getaways" in Islands magazine.


Recreational Interests


Florida's Lee Island Coast offers a variety of recreational activities, none of which are in short supply. If you are looking for golf, look no further. The coastal areas of Lee County offer some of the finest golf courses available. With over 100 coastal islands and almost 50 miles of beach on the mainland, this area can also be considered a haven for fishing and boating. Beautiful beaches amidst acres of natural foliage enhance outdoor activities and adventure, and this area is home to a variety of Florida wildlife. No matter what your pleasure, you're sure to find it in the Lee Coast area.


Unique Qualities


Florida's Lee Island coast was the former winter home to Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Their legacy lives on in the area with celebrations and historical tours. This area is rich in history and provides an atmosphere of adventure for the historian, as well as the naturalist. Although a popular gathering place for high-society, the area offers accommodations to meet any budget. There is plenty to do with festivals, attractions, tours, dining and nightlife. Your choice to discover Florida's Lee Island coast will certainly be a rewarding one.


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