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Great Place near the Beach! Reasonable Price!

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Great Place near the Beach! Reasonable Price!

Looking to spend my 40th Birthday Weekend at the beach! Where is the best place to stay that reasonably priced and is close to the beach? The whiter the sand the bluer the waters the better!

The will be my first get a way and I want to make it memorable!! Looking for the end of Nov beginning of Dec weekend!

Thank you!

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1. Re: Great Place near the Beach! Reasonable Price!

Sanibel is not what I would call reasonable, and the water won't be blue.

If you want blue water, you want the other coast from Palm Beach and south. That will probably not be reasonable either. There is also a chance of a cold front in November and December. South Florida is also the most densely populated area of the state.

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2. Re: Great Place near the Beach! Reasonable Price!

"Reasonable" is impossible to identify. What does that mean to you? Sanibel is not an inexpensive place to stay. There are cheaper beach options. Details like how many people, amenities, requirements for you will get you better suggestions

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3. Re: Great Place near the Beach! Reasonable Price!

Sanibel's sister Island , Captiva, has softer sand and bluer water. Two most affordable place on Captiva with reasonable prices:

Captiva Island Inn in the village

Captiva Cottages available thru American Reality Captiva

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4. Re: Great Place near the Beach! Reasonable Price!

Here is a live Sanibel Beach Camera.....

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The water looks extremely BLUE & BEAUTIFUL to us!

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5. Re: Great Place near the Beach! Reasonable Price!

To be fair, I think Sanibel has a lot of natural beauty outside of the water color. It has a lot of natural areas. It has a small town atmosphere, and some pretty good places to eat. Blue water, hell no. The water in Lee County is not what I would consider blue LOL.

Grand Cayman, yes, Sanibel, no.

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Bermuda,Hawaii, places in the Caribbean have clear blue water. One may see 50 feet or more underwater. I've never been able to do that on Sanibel. Even the cleanest Sanibel water is murky due to wave action. But, there are times the water is blue and relatively clean. Here's the May 31 view:

https:/…index.html

Unfortunately, Lake O releases are starting so the water may soon be discolored.

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7. Re: Great Place near the Beach! Reasonable Price!

Better to give an exact dollar figure per night than use an ambiguous wishy-washy term like "reasonable".

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8. Re: Great Place near the Beach! Reasonable Price!

For the type of beach you are looking for, the carribean is the place to go. The best bet is to go as far south as possible.

Beaches facing the carribean will have that lush beach you are after. Have you even considered going to the carribean? Bahamas,Jamaica,the DR?

The best I have seen,in Florida,would be at Bahia Honda state park, but that beach is partially opened, due to hurricane Irma.

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