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Pine Island Center Florida

Pine Island Center Florida

Pine Island’s downtown is called Pine Island Center.  It’s not what you normally think of when you think downtown.  It’s laid back and very casual.  No hustle and bustle here!

Pine Island Center Florida

There are no major department stores and fancy restaurants.  There’s an oldish supermarket and a strip mall containing quaint stores.  There’s a Key West style newer mall containing several professional suites.  You won’t even find a post office.

Pine Island Center Florida

There is also an art gallery, a church and smaller restaurants. The only fast food type restaurant is Dairy Queen. There’s a nursery where palm trees and bushes abound.

Pine Island Center Florida

You’ll also find four banks, two pharmacies, a couple of convenience stores, medical professionals, storage facilities, a hardware store, beauty parlors, abarber shop and r...

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Ft. Myers Beach Hotels

Ft. Myers Beach Hotels and Resorts


Come and relax and have fun at one of the best Fort Myers Beach Florida hotels and resorts. We are recommending several beach front spots that will suit every taste and budget.

Casa Playa Resort

510 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931


Located about 1/2 mile from Times Square, making the Casa Playa Resort very convient to restaurants and shopping. One of the best deals on Fort Myers Beach for those wanting a Gulf view suite. This is one of the only pet friendly in Fort Myers Beach.

Average Price Per Night $166.00

Edison Beach House

820 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931


Great beach front location close to restaurants and shopping in Times Square area...

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Fort Myers Beach Restaurants


There are many fabulous Fort Myers Beach restaurants to choose from. Many are right on the beach for a wonderful vacation experience. Whether you’re in the mood for burgers and fries, seafood, Italian or American cuisine, you’ll find a great restaurant to suit your tastes.

Fort Myers Beach Restaurants

We’ve compiled a list of some great Fort Myers Beach restaurants.

Smokin’ Oyster Brewery (SOB)

340 Old San Carlos Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931


Just one block from the beach, the Smokin’ Oyster Brewery is an open air restaurant which is open for lunch and dinner. There are delicious, cold oysters on the half shell, mesquite grilled snapper, fabulous chowder plus much more in a fun place with a casual atmosphere.

Yucatan Beach Stand

250 Old San Carlos Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach...

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Pineland Pine Island FL

Pineland, Pine Island FL

Pineland, Pine Island FL is positioned on the western side of Pine Island.

To get to Pineland you would turn left on Stringfellow Road a couple of miles from Pine Island FL center.

Turn at the signs for the Tarpon Lodge and Pineland Marina.

Pineland FL

As you travel down the winding road into Pineland you will pass the Pineland Post Office, one of the country’s smallest.

Pineland FL Post Office

Randall Research Center is also located here. Pineland is one of the primary sites of Calusa Indian shell mounds. The historic building below is right next to the Post Office.

After passing the post office, continue down the road until you see the second facility of the Randall Research Center. Here, there is acreage with a museum and the Calusa Heritage Trail...

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Matlacha Florida – Pine Island

Matlacha Florida – Pine Island!

A Step Back in Time!

Colorful Matlacha Florida – Pine Island

Come to Matlacha Florida – Pine Island,  and, at first glance, you’ll think you’ve stepped way back in time. All of the buildings in this quaint, funky fishing village are wonderfully colorful.

You won’t find any high rises or traffic lights here. Only friendly down-home people who are happy to have you visit their special place.

There are public boat ramps in Matlacha Florida, great seafood restaurants, and a wealth of art galleries, island wear shops, a fish market and a great bar with lots of local color and music on the waterfront deck.

You can arrange a great Florida fishing vacation from Matlacha, stay in a quaint waterfront motel and eat at great seafood restaurants.

As you drive into the v...

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Bokeelia Florida – Pine Island

Bokeelia Florida – Pine Island!

Quiet and Beautiful

Bokeelia Florida is a tiny tranquil waterfront community on Pine Island’s northern end.

It is bordered by beautiful Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound.

You sure won’t find one of the 10 best beaches in Florida here. The entire island is crowned with mangroves instead of beaches.

The photo above was taken on the pier in Bokeelia looking out to Boca Grande Pass. Cayo Costa is seen on the left and Boca Grande is on the right of the Pass.

As you drive down Pine Island Road you’ll first go through Matlacha . A couple of miles down the road is a 4-way stop in Pine Island Center. This is Pine Island Road and Stringfellow. Turn right on Stringfellow to get to Bokeelia.

Bokeelia Pier

Bokeelia View

As you get to the tip of Bokeelia Florida, you can pull your c...

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Lovers Key Florida

Lover’s Key Florida

Is a Place You’ll Love

Lovers Key Florida, which is one of Florida’s fabulous State Parks, is an unspoiled, natural treasure on the Southwest coast of Florida. It was named one of the top 10 Florida beaches by the Travel Channel. The park is comprised on 712 acres and, in addition to it’s Gulf front property, has canals and tidal lagoons.

Lovers Key Beach

Photo Credit:  Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Lovers Key Florida is located between Fort Myers Beach to the North and Bonita Beach to the South. The entrance to the park is about 1/2 mile south of Big Carlos Pass on Estero Blvd.The park is a few mile drive from downtown Fort Myers Beach.

Lovers Key Beach

Photo Credit:  Florida Department of Environmental Protection

These are just of the few activities you can enjoy:

  • Sunbathing on t...
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Anna Maria Island FL

Traveling Through Anna Maria Island Fl

Traveling from the south into Anna Maria Island Fl, you’ll first come to Coquina Beach on the Gulf side just after crossing the Longboat Pass bridge.

There is a beach and boat launch on the Bay side. The Gulf side has lots of free parking, restroom facilities, a small restaurant and the whitest, cleanest, loveliest tropical beaches in Florida.

Driving north through Bradenton Beach, you’ll pass some cute shops, and small homes. When you start into the round-a-bout, take Bridge Ave. on the right. There, you’ll find more shops, galleries, restaurants and, at the end, the Bridge Street Pier. At the restaurant on the Pier, Rotten Ralph’s, my husband and I had the best fish and chips we’ve ever had! The prices were great too!Bordering the beach is an are...

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Naples FL Vacation

A Naples FL Vacation

An Experience To Treasure Always!

A Naples FL vacation has the ability to renew heart, soul and body. The well manicured pristine white beaches are absolutely magical with swaying palm trees lining the beach.

Naples Beach

A Gorgeous Naples Beach

Where Are The Naples Beaches?

The beaches heading from north to south in the North Naples/Naples area are:

  • Delnor Wiggins Beach,
  • Vanderbilt Beach,
  • Clam Pass County Park Beach,
  • North Gulfshore Boulevard Beach,
  • Naples Municipal Beach,
  • and, Lowdermilk Park Public Beach.

It’s one of life’s great pleasures to relax in the sun and listen to the gentle waves of the Gulf of Mexico.

Naples Florida

If you’re in the mood for a secluded beach experience, then Clam Pass Beach and Delnor Wigg...

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Don Pedro Island Florida

Don Pedro Island Florida

Pristine, Quiet, Secluded and Private

Don Pedro Island, Florida, a remote Florida State Park, is part of a group of 4 connected islands. They are: Little Gasparilla, Don Pedro Island, Thornton Key and Knight Island. The gorgeous, seven mile stretch of pristine beaches is nearly deserted.

Don Pedro Island

Don Pedro Island

Don Pedro Island

Located between Little Gasparilla Island and Knight Island, Don Pedro Island State Park is only accessible by boat. Boaters, coming to spend the day by private boat, can tie up at the dock on the bay side of the island.

This beautiful, little island is located 6 miles north of Boca Grande.

Don Pedro Island

Photo Credit:  Florida Department of Environmental Protection

You’ll find amenities such as a covered pavillion with ch...

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