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Travel & Leisure recently published its list of “The Most Charming Small Towns in Florida.”
With each of the ten towns noted, the magazine boasted that “what they lack in size, they make up for in quaint shops, tasty restaurants, easygoing vibes, and enough water and land activities to keep visitors occupied and happy.”
Sanibel Island was included, of course, with an oh-so-apt description:
Sanibel Island in southwest Florida is known for its picture-perfect Gulf beaches that are a sheller’s paradise. And there’s good reason for its reputation: It’s one of the few islands that runs perpendicular to Florida’s coastline (most run parallel), so the shells that wash ashore here are truly one of a kind.
Less than 7,500 people call Sanibel home, but this quiet community has great beaches, a fishing pier, a 19th-century lighthouse, a national wildlife refuge, and a boardwalk winding through marshes, so visitors will find plenty to do during a relaxed getaway. Plus, its location on the western coast guarantees spectacular sunsets.
Curious about the other nine towns that made the list? Click here!