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Fort Myers Bunche Beach: Heaven for birders, kayakers

Fort Myers Bunche Beach: Heaven for birders, kayakers

People and birds alike enjoy the beautiful beaches and sandbars plus the pristine mangrove creeks at Bunche Beach. There are several routes for kayakers or it’s a great place for just combing the beach and enjoying the wildlife.

Sunset at 'Ding'Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. (Photo credit: USFWS/George Gentry)

Sanibel Island in fall: ‘Ding’ Darling Days, Oct. 16-22, 2016

Fall is an ideal time to escape to Sanibel Island and if you can get away between Oct. 18 and 24, another excellent reason to visit is Ding Darling Days at J.N. ‘Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

Calusa Blueway: Kayak trail with maps, markers so worth exploring

Calusa Blueway: Kayak trail with maps, markers so worth exploring

The Calusa Blueway is a 190-mile long paddling trail through the Gulf Coast waters around Fort Myers. It’s not designed to be through-paddled, but it IS designed to be Florida’s best kayak trail.

Near the north end of the beach at Lovers Key State Park, Fort Myers Beach. (Photo: Bonnie Gross)

Lovers Key State Park: Great beach plus kayaking, manatees & birds

It’s not the best known destination in southwest Florida, but there are a lot reasons that make Lovers Key State Park so lovable: A 2.5 mile beach lined with natural vegetation that is perfect for beachcombing and bird watching, and mangrove-lined waterways that are draws for both manatees and kayakers.

Sanibel, Florida

What makes Sanibel special – and 9 ways to experience it

The folks in Sanibel got it right — they preserved a place of rare beauty. Here are nine ways to make the most of what makes Sanibel so special — from the most isolated beaches to famous whole wheat granola pancakes.

Biking Sanibel Island: Bicycle trails take you to all the best spots

Biking Sanibel Island: Bicycle trails take you to all the best spots

Sanibel is more famous for its beaches and seashells, but it’s a great place to explore by bike. With more than 25 miles of bicycle trails, Sanibel’s hidden beaches, pioneer cemetery and quiet shady neighborhoods open up to you.

Photo Contest Winner: Caitlyn Loves Kayaking

2013 Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival: Nov. 1-3 on Sanibel Causeway

The 2013 Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival is a like an on-the-water convention for kayakers. It spotlights the Calusa Blueway Paddling trail, a 190-mile marked saltwater kayak trail along Florida’s Gulf Coast. If you want to attend, now’s time to make your plans.

View of Pine Island Sound

Kayak Sanibel, Captiva: Where to go to enjoy wildlife & beauty

Sanibel and Captive are kayak paradise, with waters full of fish, dolphins, manatees, ospreys, pelicans, herons — even otters. Here’s a guide to where and how to explore by kayak.

A scene from the "Awaken" video from Outside TV

Awaken: Five minutes of time-lapse video of Florida awesomeness

We don’t often show you videos, but this is an exceptional five minutes of Fort Myers/Sanibel natural beauty. With sunsets, sunrises, night skies and baby turtles, it’s everything awesome in Florida.