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When you want to get away from it all without traveling to a remote location, a trip to beautiful Little Gasparilla Island is the perfect idea. This is a small, removed location located only a short drive outside of the Fort Myers metropolitan area. When you stay in a lovely Little Gasparilla Island vacation home, you will enjoy being close to the beach while having access to all of the comforts of home. Each home is unique, but most are well-equipped with a full kitchen, large bedrooms, beach views or access, a private parking area and other amenities that will make your stay an enjoyable one.
If your vacation plans for Little Gasparilla Island include spending plenty of time at the beach, you are not alone. Many people who have beach plans want to relax on a local beach close to their Pine Island vacation rental or their rental on Little Gasparilla Island. However, if you want to venture farther away to explore other nearby beaches while you are on vacation, you will have a few options nearby. These include the beaches at Cape Haze and Sanibel Island. Everything from deep sea fishing to sunbathing are popular coastal activities that you can enjoy while on vacation.
You can find large shopping malls and retail centers only a short drive away in Fort Myers, but when you want to enjoy shopping closer to your Sanibel Island vacation home, you will be pleased to discover that there are mom and pop shops and smaller retailers located in the towns along the coast. Each town has its own selection of shops, so you can enjoy shopping to your heart's delight at each of the towns, and this includes in areas such as Cape Haze, Sanibel Island, Pine Island and others located close to Little Gasparilla Island.
If you love to golf, you will love the fact that your Little Gasparilla Island vacation home will be located close to the famous Rotunda area. Here, you will find five distinctive golf courses that are a part of the famous Rotunda Golf Course and Country Club area. In addition to these golf courses, you will also be close to other popular golfing venues such as Heritage Palms Golf & Country Club, Colonial Country Club, Fort Myers Country Club, Eastwood Golf Course and others. This area is a golfer's paradise, so be sure to pack your golf clubs when you are preparing for your vacation.
With a southern location and a humid subtropical climate influenced by the Gulf of Mexico, you will find that the weather in Little Gasparilla Island can be incredible throughout much of the year. Precipitation is common throughout each month, but the wettest months are July, August and September. The weather is generally mild to warm throughout the entire year, and freezing weather conditions are very rare. The average high in the winter is in the 70s with lows in the 50s and 60s. In the summer, the average high is in the 80s or 90s with lows in the 60s or 70s.
The easiest way to get into the Little Gasparilla Island area is to first travel into Fort Myers. Many will fly, but you can also take a train or a bus to Fort Myers. Then, you can rent a car to travel the rest of the way at your own pace. From the metropolitan area, you will travel north along Interstate 75 until you reach Highway 776. Then, take Highway 776 until it connects with the exit for the Little Gasparilla and Rotunda area.