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“We’re always dreaming about our next warm-weather escape, whether it’s jetting off to tropical islands or Mediterranean ports. And while the idea of traveling abroad every weekend is wonderful, it’s not exactly feasible. Luckily for those in the U.S., you don’t necessarily have to go far to enjoy some of the world’s best stretches of sand.”
So begins a recent Conde Nast Traveler article which lists the “19 Best Beaches in the U.S.”
Four of the beaches on the list were in Florida, including Bowman’s Beach on Sanibel Island.
“Easily accessible off the main Sanibel-Captiva Road yet remarkably undeveloped, this family-friendly beach lacks the crowds of neighboring stretches but promises all the pastel-hued sunsets and excellent shelling for which Sanibel Island is known. Pack a picnic, refreshments, and a bucket — and perhaps an aspirin or two to alleviate any aches and pains from doing the ‘Sanibel Stoop’ while collecting seashells along the sand.”
Summer officially comes to an end today, but as every Floridian knows, there’s really no such thing as “the end of summer” in the Sunshine State, where summer seems to last all year ’round!