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Explorer's Guide Sarasota, Sanibel Island, & Naples

Explorer's Guide Sarasota, Sanibel Island, & Naples

by Chelle Koster-Walton

Paperback(Seventh Edition)

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The trusted guide to Florida's premier Gulf Coast destinations—now with a brand-new look!

Whether Charlotte Harbor’s wild shorelines and preserved estuaries, or Sarasota’s historic culture sweetened by sugar magnates, travelers have an in-depth look on the environment, history, and culture of this beautiful stretch of coastline. Now in its 7th fully updated edition, this guide gives visitors and locals access to the best of Florida’s Gulf Coast. Do it all, from the fabled “Sanibel stoop” for collecting seashells to dining in the finest five-star bistros. The author’s deep local knowledge again provides the most reliable info available to this paradise. Each book in the Explorer’s Guide series gives travelers the tools and information they need to discover every corner of their destination. The helpful “What’s Where” section gives you the lay of the land; easy-to-read maps show you how to get around; handy icons point out amenities; and sidebars throughout recommend the must-see and must-do spots in each region. Everything you need to enjoy the beach is right here!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581574128
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 01/10/2017
Series: Explorer's Complete
Edition description: Seventh Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 562,483
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Chelle Koster Walton, author of the award-winning Caribbean Ways: A Cultural Guide, has penned more than a hundred articles on the region for publications ranging from the Miami Herald to Caribbean Travel & Life. A diver and boater, she has also won the Bahamas’ Cacique Award for international travel writing.

Table of Contents

Introduction 11

What's Where in Bradenton, Sarasota, Sanibel Island, & Naples 12

History 28

Transportation 48

Bradenton & Mid-Coast 51

River City, Island Beaches

Sarasota Bat Coast 83

Seashore Sophisticate

Charlotte Harbor Coast 135

Wild and Watery

Sanibel Island & The Fort Myers Coast 173

Sand, Shells, and Serenity

Naples & The South Coast 243

Precious Commodities

Highlights 305

If Time is Short 305

Chelle's High Fives 308

Index 315

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