CAPE CORAL, FL
Close to Fort Myers via a few bridges, and without a bridge to North Ft. Myers (where we had the privilege to live for 3 years) Cape Coral sprang from empty land and evolved into a thriving community in a short time. Investors came from many locales to develop the residential market. An abundance of canals gave property owners their own private docks to access the river, inter coastal waterway, and the Gulf of Mexico.
ENGLEWOOD BEACH, FL
An hour’s drive from our North Ft. Myers home was our favorite beach! Even tho’ Fort Myers beach was closer and has incredible white powdery sand and warm water…we always chose Englewood! With clear, warm water, white sand, decent change/shower facility, reasonable parking fee (never disappointed by finding the lot full)—the big attraction was finding shark teeth! Never mind looking for sea shells when there’s shark teeth at your feet!
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL
The shipping company (and port) for transporting our vehicle back and forth across the Gulf of Mexico was located in Panama City, Florida. Returning to the States after 3 years in Mexico was a refreshing culture shock to be on one of Florida’s pristine beaches. We soaked up some well deserved ‘R & R’ in a beachfront rental.