I always thought I had found my favorite beach in Florida - until the day we took a boat to Cayo Costa. The fine, white 14 km long sandy beach framed 10 km2 Pine forests, oak palms and mangroves. He is a special Idyllic and stands out among the dreams of Florida.
While Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is all about mermaids, the real experience is in the background: A kayak trip through the incredible Weeki Wachee River is a must if you're near Tampa.
On about 2000 hectares and thus about about a third of Sanibel Island extends the "thing" Darling National Wildlife Refuge. This can be explored in different ways: by bike, car, tram, kayak or by pedes. Each of these means of transportation has its own charm. Everyone has one thing in common: pure nature.
Shortly before Naples - coming from the north - there is a long stretch of beach with five parking spaces, which is not very well suited for small children, but makes swimmer hearts beat faster. The beach is very narrow (should have been much wider in the past) and goes quite fast deep into the water.
The Gaspailla Island State Park is 51 acres and was founded 1983. On the offshore coast island there is little traffic, but two beautiful beaches: the "Sea Grape" and the "Range Light", the southern of both is the nicer. There are also two picnic areas. Swimming, snorkeling, fishing and enjoying nature are the main activities that take place here.
The Everglades marshland, which is interspersed with small forest islands and surrounded by natural channels, is considered one of the world's most endangered ecosystems. About half of the original area of the Everglades is now used for agriculture, the other half is largely part of the national park and the adjacent nature reserves.