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by fredIII Online Now Dec 13, 2003 at 4:22 PM

hello everyone , i spent quite a bit of time in fort myers as a kid as my grandparents lived there , BUT its been 20 years since visiting. now i have my own kids and thought it was time to show them what an amazing place it is. I am wondering if anyone can tell me where the best shelling areas are in the area, as i dont remeber as a kid, my two boys are really showing an intersest in shells and actually seeing them in the water, we will be there throughout the the christmas holidays. so any help would be muchly appreciated. thanks fred

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    Re: shelling in fort myers

    by probation Online Now Dec 13, 2003 at 4:49 PM

    Fort Meyers is only a few miles from Sanibal Island one of the best shelling areas in the world. Tony

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    by fredIII Online Now Dec 14, 2003 at 3:40 PM

    thanks Tony,,,,i remember hearing Sanibal Island was very good , any specific places on it , i dont ever recall going there and i alway had the assumption that there was alot of private property and not much access to the beaches am i correct. could you describe for me on where abouts to go on there. thanks again tony fred

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    by probation Online Now Dec 15, 2003 at 10:53 AM

    Sanibel Island on the gulf side is only a few miles long. As I recall and its been about five years,there are a number of public acess areas to get to the beach. As I understand it in Florida there muust be sufficent acess to the beaches by the people. I hope that this helps. Enjoy yourself! Tony

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    by babybird Online Now Jan 24, 2004 at 4:52 AM

    For shelling, Sanibel Island and Captiva are unrivaled. Each is easy to get to. Try Bowman's Beach on Sanibel. I used to live there and in fact was engaged there.

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    by jfwireless Online Now Feb 4, 2004 at 5:42 PM

    Sanibel and Captiva are easy to get to by car, of course in the season (Jan-April) you can walk faster than driving a car. There are several out islands only accessible by water, like upper Captva, of course no vacation to the Fort Myers area is complete without a trip to Cabbage Key, this is the island Jimmy Buffet wrote the song "Cheeseburger in Paridise" about. You just need to get in a boat, have lunch on Cabbage Key, and go shelling on the isolated islands in the area. Have fun, enjoy your kids, remember being a child again. jfwireless

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    by susieq04 Online Now Oct 5, 2004 at 1:07 PM

    For some good shelling, I suggest going out to Lover's Key National Park... If you go to Ft. Myers beach from Bonita Beach Rd., it's a good distance down, on the left... They just re-did alot of that area by pumping sand. My dad told me this when my boyfriend was visiting so we checked it and came home with 2 full gallon sized baggies of shells. Good Luck. Also keep in mind Captiva Island... I'm sure they have lots of new shells out there with all the hurricanes blowing in.

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    by doswfl Online Now Nov 1, 2006 at 4:07 AM

    You should check out http://www.doswfl.com/ for news about Southwest Florida. This site has lots of news about Southwest Florida! Sanibel has the best shelling. You can check out Sanibel news at doswfl.com and more information on shelling here.

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