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The Best Beach Blanket

PRODUCT_NAME:   Sand Free Compact Outdoor Beach / Picnic Blanket- Huge-9′ x 10′ For 7 Adults

Overall Ranking: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Price: $33.90



This awesome beach blanket is large enough for your entire family to fit.  It’s a huge 9′ x 10′.  Not only that, but’s with just a shake all of the sand just falls off and it’s water resistant.  This blanket is great for any outdoor activity – bring it to a sports game, to the park to hang out, to the beach – anywhere outdoors.  With the weight pockets, it’ll stay in place.  Just fill up the pockets with sand or pebbles and you’ll have no problems with it blowing in the wind...

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Best Quality Beach Towels

PRODUCT_NAME:   Plush Cabana Beach Towel by Laguna Beach Towel Co. 
Overall Ranking: A-
Price: $33.00



100% Cotton

  • THICK: 600 GSM of cotton compared to ~400 GSM of typical beach towels
  • LARGE: Oversized 70 in. x 35 in.
  • SOFT: Higher cotton content means a softer towel
  • CLASSIC, FRESH LOOK: One almond colored stripe adds a relaxed feel to the towel
  • ONE TOWEL: One towel included per order


Luxury Beach Towel
This premium quality towel (one towel included) is thicker and softer than the typical beach towel. It has 600 GSM (grams per square meter is a measure of a towel’s thickness) compared to 350-450 GSM of most towels. A LBTC towel is softer, will absorb more water, last longer, and stay drier than a towel with a lower GSM

Thicker stripes ...

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The Best Beach Chair Ever

PRODUCT_NAME:    KingCamp Low Sling Beach Chair                      
Overall Ranking:  A+
Price: $49.99



This beach chair is as comfortable as they get, with a low seat and a breathable mesh back that will help keep you cool on the hottest days.  It is extremely easy to open and close and it fits into a carry bag with shoulder straps.

It also has a foam wrapped arm rest, which is very comfortable to lean on and there’s cup holder for your drink.  As if that’s not enough, this chair is very attractive.            



PROS: It is extremely comfortable to sit in, even for long periods.  The cup holder is a great feature not found in most chairs...

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Beach Gear

Beach gear is what makes a beach trip wonderful.  I have searched for the best beach items and have fully reviewed what I consider to be the best in their classes.  There are many different types of beach gear, such as, the item classes you see below. To see my complete beach store, click here.

Visit the Beach Store.


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Captiva Island FL Restaurants


There are several great Captiva Island FL restaurants. They range from quirky and funky casual places to elegant dining experiences. We have assembled a list of the very best Captiva Island restaurants for you to visit on your next trip to Captiva Island Florida.

Cantina Captiva

14970 Captiva Dr.
Captiva Island, FL 33924

Delicious burritos, tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, quesadillas, steak sandwiches and more. Plus, they have a kid’s menu. Relax and enjoy a beer, wine or a margarita. You can eat outdoors in a beautiful garden setting or indoors with a south-of-the-border decor.

Hours: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm

Green Flash

15183 Captiva Dr.
Captiva Island, FL 33924

Good food, modest prices, beautiful water views.

Key Lime Bis...

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Rio Beach Wonder Wheeler Wide Beach Cart

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PRODUCT_NAME:    Rio Beach Wonder Wheeler Wide Beach Cart                                                      
Overall Ranking: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Price: $70.86



This is a foldable beach cart that is incredibly sturdy.  It’s all terrain wheels make it easy to pull on the beach or pavement.

It has a side umbrella holder, and bottom tray and can carry 77 lbs. of cargo. Load on 4 folding beach chairs, kids toys, several beach towels, a small beach tent or umbrella, a cooler and more.

The Rio Beach Wonder Wheeler Wide Beach Cart is a must have for a Florida beach vacation.  (Or, frankly a beach vacation anywhere.)


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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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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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