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Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast, between Naples and Sarasota (Lee County, between Collier and Charlotte Counties)

Areas of Interest:
Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Fort Myers Beach, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs & Estero, Cape Coral, Pine Island, Boca Grande & Outer Islands, Lehigh Acres and North Fort Myers.

652,000 acres, total land area:
590 miles/950 km of shoreline
50 miles/80 km of white sand beaches
100 plus barrier and coastal islands location in the Gulf Of Mexico

Average Annual Air Temperatures:
74.4 F/23.6 C average annual temperature
84.1 F/28.9 C average annual high temperature
64.7 F/18.2 C average annual low temperature

Monthly Air Temperatures:

  High Low
January 74.4 F 53.2 F
February 75.5 F 54.1 F
March 80.0 F 58.7 F
April 84.6 F 62.0 F
May 88.8 F 67.6 F
June 90.6 F 72.9 F
July 91.4 F 74.6 F
August 91.4 F 74.8 F
September 90.0 F 74.2 F
October 86.0 F 68.5 F
November 80.7 F 60.9 F
December 76.0 F 55.0 F

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Average Annual Water Temperatures:
77.5 F/25.3 C average annual temperature
70.8 F/21.5 C average fall/winter temperature
84.1 F/28.9 C average spring/summer temperature
66.0 F/18.9 C average winter low temperature
87.0 F/30.6 C average summer high temperature

497,022 residents in Lee County
52,527 residents in Fort Myers
6,224 residents on Sanibel Island
122,373 residents in Cape Coral
6,792 residents on Fort Myers Beach
1.9 million visitors annually

Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), southeast of Fort Myers, opened in 1983, is serviced by most major domestic carriers and several international charter operations.

Major Access Roads:
North and South: Interstate 75 and U.S. 41
East and West: Alligator Alley (Interstate 75) and U.S. 41 (east of Naples)

Distance from Florida Cities:

Miami: 158 miles/254.3 km (2 1/2 hours drive time)
Orlando: 196 miles/315.4 km (3 1/2 hours drive time)
Tampa: 126 miles/202.8 km (2 1/2 hours drive time)
Daytona: 251 miles/403.9 km (4 1/4 hours drive time)
Jacksonville: 335 miles/539.1 km (5 1/4 hours drive time)

Hotel/Motel Condominium/Resort Accommodations:
More than 28,000 rooms, range from inexpensive motels to idyllic cottages, condominiums and deluxe resort properties.

More than 3,500 campsites, countywide, located in:
29 RV parks, equipped with electrical & sewer hookups and 13 of these offer tent camping.

1,549 holes on 95 courses in Southwest Florida, including 15 public courses, 34 semi-private courses and 46 private clubs

Numerous marinas, 15 of which offer boat rentals or charters

Places of Worship:
The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel is home to many religions and religious groups. There is a diverse mixture of denominations within our communities. For more information, please view the telephone yellow pages under Churches upon your arrival in the area. There you will find a complete listing of all the available houses of worship, addresses and phone numbers.

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