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Think of Shellcast, the official podcast of The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, as a beach break for your ears.

Shellcast gives listeners the chance to escape, relax, soak up some virtual sun and tune into what makes Southwest Florida so special.

Sep 8, 2020

WoW, aka Wildlife on Wheels, is the newest addition to J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. Ranger Toni Westland describes the mobile education facility and how it will be part of the refuge’s 75th anniversary. WoW will visit schools, libraries, senior facilities and festivals in the...

Sep 8, 2020

Hear the crunch, crunch, crunch of the shell-covered Indigo Trail on our hike with Ranger Toni Westland at Sanibel Island's J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The 6,400-acre refuge is home to endangered and threatened species as well as over 245 species of birds. Our visit to the four-mile, round-trip...

Sep 8, 2020

Be part of a successful morning visit in search of roseate spoonbills, Florida's other pink birds, at Sanibel Island's J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Ranger Toni Westland takes us on Wildlife Drive, a four-mile paved road within the 6,400-acre refuge that is home to endangered and threatened species...

Jul 21, 2020

Enjoy a visit to Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, Florida, with Mike Cosden, executive vice president of the 20-acre estate located along the scenic Caloosahatchee River. Cosden tells us how Thomas Edison’s passion for this Southwest Florida city made it a destination for snowbirds and visitors worldwide,...

Jun 25, 2020

Capt. Brian Holaway visits Pioneer Cemetery, the final resting place of many of Cayo Costa’s original settlers, known as fisherfolk. Danish mariner Capt. Peter Nelson is also buried there. In the late 1880s, Nelson founded Alva, Lee County, Florida's first incorporated town. Recorded Nov. 21, 2019.