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Wilderness, Cultural and
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visitor over wild fowl habitats,
serene lagoons and leafy under-
The walker does not glimpse
the waters of the coast and the
beach area until he clears the last
bramble and overhanging branch.
At that moment, he can see a
shimmering beach which stretch-
es north and south for miles.
Somewhat less manicured than
the Marco Island beach, the
Naples beach walkways provide,
nonetheless, a feeling of un-
Sanibel Island, further north,
must have had the same aura
when it began to invite walkers to
its beaches four decades ago. It did
not take long, however, for tourists
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ere can visitors to
South Florida find the
best walking areas? It
would be easy to say al-
However, the inveterate walk-
er who returns to Florida only on
an occasional basis would be wise
to remember that the state's
coastal waters and the frequent
storms that agitate them do se-
rious damage to fondly remem-
bered beach fronts.
Ecologists and biologists note
that erosion patterns activated by
hurricanes and pounding surf are
consistent in South Florida and
that sandy beaches, with rare ex-
ceptions, usually go through a 25-
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One area that has fortunately to re a lize that Sanibel Island was
escaped this water attrition is the repository for what is proba-
Marco Island on the southern tip bly the world's largest natural sea
of the Gulf Coast.
shell conservation area. The pop-
The relative newness of Marco ularity of this island among the
Island and the presence of a wild shell-collecting clan has attracted
bird preserve near the Marriott wall-to-wall beach habitues, and
Marco Island Resort mean that walkers would do well to use the
tourists have a 10-mile expanse early morning hours for their
of beach almost 150 yards wide jaunts.
which invites walkers to trek
The same advice should be giv-
along pathways on sand that is en to Miami beach-bound walk-
soft yet tightly packed.
ers who like to use the city's
Naples, 20 miles to the north promenade — which extends at
of Marco Island, offers an equal- its northernmost point — from the
ly attractive if somewhat nar- Doral Beach Hotel to a city park-
rower strip of beach along its ing lot near 22nd St., a mile and
coastline. Half the fun, however, a half south. By 10 a.m. this ele-
is in accessing the beach prop- vated seven-foot-wide strip of
er. Local municipal zoning laws walkway is clogged with sun seek-
barred construction of hotels or ers. Serious walkers should, there-
condos directly on the beach and, fore, consider donning their
in many places, the only direct sneakers and hitting the prome-
path is through dense mangrove nade by 7:30 a.m. It takes ap-
proximately one hour and 20
One hotel, the Registry Resort, minutes to complete the prome-
worked with the Naples city fa- nade walk to the end and back.
thers to build a covered wooden
There are no limitations on
promenade from the back of the walking on what many consider
hotel to the waterfront. The prom- to be the most serene and tran-
enade, a walker's delight, ambles quil beach area in Florida, Key
downward and somewhat cir- Biscayne. Because of the strict
cuitously toward the coast waters zoning laws, Key Biscayne's
in a series of twists and turns. It beaches are unobstructed by
takes almost 25 minutes to com- mammoth condo developments
plete the walk, which takes the or giant hotel chains. Apartment