Campbell's Ft. Myers/Sanibel Island Trip Feb. 2011 travel blog

Lovers Key State Park Beach.

View of beachcomber on the shell strewn beach.

View of small shells on Lovers Key State Park Beach.

Close-up of small shells.

Shell collection.

View of beach with dead trees.

Sea Grape leaves.

Tree stump/roots along beach.

Another tree along beach.

View of Gulf through tree roots.

Ready for a meal at Smokin' Oyster Brewery.

View of Smokin' Oyster Brewery interior.

A good tasting brew. : )

Beach Bread and Low Country Shrimp Boil ready to eat.

Low Country Shrimp Boil view.

Close-up of Beach Bread. Yummm.

Feb. 22 – Visit to Fort Myers Beach and Lovers Key State Park

We got in the 6-mile-long line and headed south to the Fort Myers Beach town along with the multitudes. After traveling over the bridge and through town, we reached our destination of Lovers Key State Park, Florida’s newest state park. The beach was very nice but it was again high tide so the beach was narrow and the shells just average.

Lovers Key State Park Website

After we spent some time strolling and rotissing to even out our developing tans, we headed back north to a highly recommended restaurant at the bridge – the Smokin’ Oyster Brewery. Our Arlington Ridge friends, who had lived in Fort Myers, suggested that we dine there and have some Beach Bread.

Beach Bread is a loaf of garlic bread sliced in half and covered with chopped tomatoes, blue cheese, chopped chives and mozzarella cheese and toasted. It was yummy. The Beach Bread was enjoyed with a Low Country Shrimp Boil that we split between us. See the photos for its ingredients. It was also delicious.

Early tomorrow morning, we are heading west again across the $6 Bridge to Bowman’s Beach to be ready to find great shells at the 9 AM low tide.

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