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October 27, 1995 - Image 110

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-10-27

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The city of Naples in conjunc-
eaches come in diverse
sizes, grades, lengths, tex- tion with the Registry Resort de-
tures, surfaces and esthet- cided about eight years ago to
ic dimensions. For complex build an elevated walkway from
ecological reasons — the Gulf the hotel and an adjoining park
Stream being the most important down to the ocean beach.The
— the best beached in north structure, covered with a series
of natural tree arches is almost a
America are in south Florida.
Ranking the sun-drenched mile long; it twists and turns in
beaches of Florida is not an easy order to follow the natural con-
exercise, however, and like the tours of the topography. Vaca-
AAA's hotel rating system the tioners can either walk down the
quality of a beach may change pe- boardwalk to the beach (allow
riodically because of overpopula- thirty-five minutes.)
Because of their southern lo-
tion, erosion, overbuilding,
hurricanes and other natural dis-
asters and, pollution.
One of the most tranquil
beach sites off Key Bis-
cayne near the Sonesta
Hotel — a five mile
stretch of tranquil,
sandy repose —
was denied to
beachcombers for
almost a year as a
result of the dev-
astations visited
upon it by Flori-
da's last hurricane
and it took almost a
year to restore the
beach's serene elegance.
None of the liabilities as-
sociate with beaches apply
to what most people de-
scribe as the num-
ber one site in
Florida, Marco Is-
land. Located on the
southernmost tip of the
Gulf Coast, the Marco Island
seafront is new enough not to cation on the tip of Florida, the
have suffered erosion or any of Marco Island and Naples beach-
the other impediments during es provide views of sunsets that
the past two decades since it was are unrivaled — which explains
why tourists like to flock there at
opened up for tourists.
The beach is approximately dusk. At both locations the set-
150 yards wide and is packed ting sun,filtered through the pris-
finely with glistening white sand. matic play of diverse atmospheric
the beach area extends for about phenomena, seems to offer a dif-
two miles south to the very tip of ferent face every few moments —
Marco Island (the furthest point now blood red, now pastel fascia,
south on the Florida mainland) soon incandescent yellow.
Atlantic beaches in Florida do
and about three miles north to
a natural barrier — a bird sanc- not, for obvious astronomical rea-
tuary that provides a colorful foy- son, deliver the same kind of sun-
er for a wide variety of herons, sets; but they have their own
particular charm. One, in Stuart,
terns and gulls.
The Naples beaches have a dis- about 40 miles north of Palm
tinct feature. In some areas, near Beach, offers an unhurried vista
the famous Registry Resort, for on a stretch of shoreline that
example, the beach is at a one and seems to go on forever. The Stu-
a half mile remove from any road- art beach is less manicured than
way and the distance between the those on the Gulf coast (the sand
two is covered with dense man- is not compacted there) but this
grove and other tropical brush. adds to its pristine quality.
At the height of the tourist sea-
The tourist who navigates the
pathway through this lush green- son in Florida, the beach in Stu-
ery does not see the ocean until art, from the Indian River
the last moment and the spectac- Plantation Resort north and
ular sight of the shimmering south for at least five miles, host-
seashore becomes an epiphany.
FLORIDA BEACHES page 112

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