Bunche Beach is a favorite among locals, but its fame spread in winter when a lone flamingo took up residence on its salt flats and posed for hundreds of nature photographers. The Lee County park preserves acres of beautiful and unspoiled land — sandy beaches, salt flats and mangrove forests, all along San Carlos Bay overlooking Sanibel Island and Fort Myers Beach. From the kayak launch site, you can paddle along mangrove creeks and through narrow mangrove tunnels. On a January outing, we combined the two options, canoeing out Rock Creek, past broad salt flats and sandbars, then north along what is called Plover Beach to an inlet where a spectacularly beautiful creek winds its way through mangroves filled with birds. When the creek narrowed, we turned around and returned the way we came. We paddled a few hours before low tide, which meant the salt flats had only an inch or two of water on our return.
Best Beaches in Fort Myers
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What's the "skinny" regarding the rules or enforcement of those rules for topless subbathing on Ft. Myers Beach or other area beaches? Never seen topless in Fort Myers however there had been a few in the summer at Lover's Key. It is a state park and fobids topless however I did speak to a ranger once who said she does not give out tickets just friendly reminders. It has always been my opinion that isolated from the crowds, one could go topless, if someone stops and questions, just say in a european accent "I did not know" and re-dress.
Exploring Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island
Lynn Hall is right in the heart of Fort Myers Beach, where you'll find more action than almost any other sandy destination; restaurants, bars and lots of water sports. The area's barrier islands of Captiva and Sanibel are world renowned for shelling. There are rules about taking live shells so be sure to check the signs posted along the dunes. The islands also provide prime nesting grounds for Loggerhead Turtles and they are fiercely protected by locals. Turtle nesting season runs from May 1st through October 31st.
Everything is free at this friendly non-sexual naturist social club, which is the largest nudist group in southwest Florida. All expenses are paid by the club's leaders, Peter Kacalanos and Suzanne Cherney. It's not a commercial nudist resort or nudist camp; it's organized by its members. The group currently includes over 2, nudist couples and singles, who get free memberships, parties, refreshments, excursions, etc. The group is private, so only registered members can see the names, profiles and photos of other members.