Florida Gulf Coast Beaches: Fort Myers to Everglades National Park Professional Review and Guide
"The massive Everglades National Park occupies the entire southwestern corner of the state. Much of the Everglades is an inhospitable environment best viewed from the periphery, but if you can deal with the mosquitoes, there are some remote, boat-only beaches fringing the national park that will make you believe you’ve stepped back a century in time. The beaches of Cape Sable, along with Pavilion Key and other keys of the Ten Thousand Islands, are favorite destinations of adventurous kayakers.
Naples even has a philharmonic hall, so along with Fort Myers it is diminishing Sarasota’s claim as the only cultural center of southwestern Florida. The coast between Naples and Fort Myers Beach is still relatively undeveloped; a series of wilderness beaches seem to go on forever. Fort Myers Beach brings civilization back with a bang, being one of the major outlets for the inland population. While some may consider the sprawl of shops a bit on the tacky side, it’s definitely the most popular area with younger people because it offers a real social beach scene."