8 Instagram-worthy spots on the southwest coast of Florida

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Recently, I had a blast exploring sections of southwest Florida. I had no idea that Lee County, an area just about 125 miles (201 km) south of Tampa and 115 miles (185 km) west of Fort Lauderdale, had so many unique locations and islands! There are 15 of them, and I was on a self-directed mission to find my favorite.

Much to my amazement, I very quickly realized that was easier said than done because each place that I visited had its own little slice of something special. History, beautiful landscapes, culture, arts, nature…WOW. The unexpected surprises often took my breath away!

I’ll share more with you over time. For now, I’ll just take you on a visual journey.

Edison Ford Estates

Sanibel Island

Cape Harbour

Impossible to ignore a view like this, right? Tap twice if you agree.

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Cayo Costa Island

So, my weekend got off to a running start. How's yours going?

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Captiva Island

Tap twice if you wanna catch a few sunsets with me.

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Matlacha Island (Pronounced Mat-la-shay)

Historic Downtown River District


Bernie Davis Arts Center

…and this was just the tip of the iceberg.

Feel free to pin this article on your Pinterest boards, if you like!

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