Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock/GoodluzFort Myer's BeachThis dog hired us some jetskis!!Sand Sculptures Fort Myers BeachFort Myer's Beach - by the Neptune InnFort Myer's Beach SceneBoca grande lighthouseStump Pass BeachBeach

Families will love:

  • Coastline of sugar-sand beaches along warm Gulf of Mexico
  • Year-round sunshine
  • Island hopping

The Southwest Gulf Coast of Florida includes the visitor-friendly beaches and towns of Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Fort Myers, Marco Island, Captiva Island and Sanibel Island and Naples. The miles-upon-miles of coastline and year-round sunshine are what lures families to the area, who find many attractions, accommodations and more that are kid-friendly ... more
The Southwest Gulf Coast of Florida includes the visitor-friendly beaches and towns of Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Fort Myers, Marco Island, Captiva Island and Sanibel Island and Naples. The miles-upon-miles of coastline and year-round sunshine are what lures families to the area, who find many attractions, accommodations and more that are kid-friendly and guarantee happy children and happy vacations.

Walk the shell-lined beaches to pick and choose colorful shells to take home, while watching dolphins playing off the coastline. Visit Busch Gardens theme park, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus museum, and historic homes and museums that extend along the coast. Island hop on a sailboat... There is always something to do in Southwest Florida.

Written by Lissa Poirot less

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