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How is the beach at sanibel beachclub II?

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Is it a regular sandy beach?
 

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When are you thinking of going? Keep your eye on the news - releases from Lake O are threatening to turn the water brown there again. The water down there at the south end is DISGUSTING after a Lake O release, plus your sunset view is of Ft Myers Beach, not the Gulf of Mexico. You see the hotels of Ft Myers, not the sunset over the Gulf. You don't even see the sun.
 
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You walk down a trail to the beach. It was great for shelling when we were there a few years ago. The kids loved it! If you walk way up and down the beach, you just have to remember which trail goes back to the resort. :doh:
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I booked it for dec 12. I have never pulled sanibel, even with ongoing search, and it was just sitting there staring at me, daring me to click on it
 

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Its been years but I remember the beach as very shell laced and beautiful. Thousands of pieces of shells. Some full intact shells. Another thing that I will always remember are the noseeums in the late afternoon. We were bit anywhere we were not covered. At the Mucky Duck Bar I saw people wearing light full body suits under their shorts and shirts and thought it was snorkel gear but now I think it was to prevent bug bites. I would recommend deep woods off bug repellant or something with deet in it.

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Its been years but I remember the beach as very shell laced and beautiful. Thousands of pieces of shells. Some full intact shells. Another thing that I will always remember are the noseeums in the late afternoon. We were bit anywhere we were not covered. At the Mucky Duck Bar I saw people wearing light full body suits under their shorts and shirts and thought it was snorkel gear but now I think it was to prevent bug bites. I would recommend deep woods off bug repellant or something with deet in it.

Bill
What time of year were you there?
 

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The Beach is great there.
That said it is not your soft sugar sand beach
Much of it is packed and full of shell bits
If you walk along the water you will walk tenderly because of the shells-- a pair of waterproof sandals are preferred by some
I usually go week 51 & 52
No see ums can be a real problem some years and some years not
They are most problematic when the air is still and at dusk
They can bite anywhere but they like my ankles
I bring one pair of heavy socks which provides good protection-but not perfect
You get beautiful sunrises but so so sunsets because the sun sets into the landscape rather than the water
I often drive west along the back roads (E. Gulf Dr-Middle Gulf Drive-West Gulf Drive) to or past Tarpon Bay Road to see the sun set
Well worth the trip
Be especially careful of no see ums at that time of day
If no see ums are out:
I do recommend Deet and covering up (at least a little)
I find going closer to the Gulf where it is a bit more Breezy is helpful
I expect you will really enjoy your stay
 

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I have lived in Florida for 17 years from early October until Late may and have never used any kind of insect repellent. I will go out and get a can. We do have a screened lanai. I remember getting bit in central Florida back in 2002 visiting a subdivision I think they must be hearer the water
 

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They have definitely been there for me

We have stayed as long as three weeks
I notice that my reaction is much greater the first week
By the third week they seemed to have let up quite a bit
If family comes that third week they often get bites and I am unaffected
My personal theory is that you quickly become desenitized to them
I know of no scientific basis for my theory
The important thing is they apparently won't bother you and that is just one more reason you should enjoy your stay
 

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You walk down a trail to the beach. It was great for shelling when we were there a few years ago. The kids loved it! If you walk way up and down the beach, you just have to remember which trail goes back to the resort. :doh:
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Those look like the typical 80's vintage resorts in that area. The ground floor is storage, maintenance space, flood zone, etc. The first floor units are actually on the second floor, and the second floor units are on the third floor. And there are no elevators. Hump the steps, troops!
 

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I think they now have elevators
I believe they were added several years back
From the website:

Accommodations (units) include two bedrooms, two baths, a fully-equipped kitchen, living room-dining room combination and a screened lanai. Washer and dryer facilities are available in each unit as well as a flat screen TV, pull-out sofa, beach chairs, elevators, and covered parking.
 

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I booked it for dec 12. I have never pulled sanibel, even with ongoing search, and it was just sitting there staring at me, daring me to click on it
Have a great time....
 

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The West Marine in Ft Myers has excellent DEET products. Read the label -some have high content, some, not so much. You can get 90% or More or less than 10%
 
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I think they now have elevators
I believe they were added several years back
From the website:

Accommodations (units) include two bedrooms, two baths, a fully-equipped kitchen, living room-dining room combination and a screened lanai. Washer and dryer facilities are available in each unit as well as a flat screen TV, pull-out sofa, beach chairs, elevators, and covered parking.
Good info on the elevators. I remember our July trip there several years ago primarily because of the heat and exhaustion from getting our things up to the unit. I've never gone back for that reason. I still wouldn't go back in July, but will keep it in mind for cooler times of the year.

Sheila
 

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Those look like the typical 80's vintage resorts in that area. The ground floor is storage, maintenance space, flood zone, etc. The first floor units are actually on the second floor, and the second floor units are on the third floor. And there are no elevators. Hump the steps, troops!
Omg. Are the eighties considered vintage too?
 
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