Southwest Florida’s Most Beautiful Beaches

It’s no secret people flock to southwest Florida for its inviting year-round temperatures. The pristine beaches, though, are what gave the area its nickname, Paradise. The soft, white sand and clear, blue water are the stuff tropical dreams are made of. From Fort Myers to Marco Island, you’ll find vegetation and wildlife near the water that few other places in the United States have to offer. Listed below you’ll find a few of our favorite beach getaways.

Bonita Springs, Naples and Marco Island

The southern beaches of Collier County have become known as the Paradise Coast over the years thanks to pristine waters, white sand and inviting temperatures.

In Naples crowds flock to Vanderbilt Beach, Lowdermilk Park and Naples Municipal Beach and Fishing Pier.

Vanderbilt Beach encompasses Gulf beaches and a tropical coastal hammock. Bird watching and shelling are always popular at Vanderbilt.

Lowdermilk features a gorgeous beach, picnic areas, sand volleyball courts, and a host of ducks that call the park home. The beach is within walking distance of trendy Fifth Avenue South where bistros and specialty shops cater to locals and tourists alike.

The boardwalk at Naples Municipal Beach and Fishing Pier offers a perfect vista of glorious sunsets just about everyday. The pier juts deep into the Gulf, and fishermen love it. No fishing license is required, so as long as you’ve got a fishing pole and some bait, you’re in good shape.