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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.

Aug 5, 2021

Sanibel Island’s Blind Pass Beach is one of the best places in Southwest Florida for fly fishing, according to Norm Zeigler – and he should know. That’s where we chat with Zeigler, outdoor writer, author and creator of the Schminnow, an elegant fly – the name combines shrimp + minnow –  known to catch 70 kinds...

Jun 16, 2021

See Spot Splash at Dog Beach in Bonita Springs, where dog paddling is the preferred swimming stroke. Hot dogs of all sizes gather here for fun in the shallow inlet off the Gulf of Mexico and south of Lovers Key State Park. Off-leash or on, there’s no mistaking the fresh breeze off the gulf with a hint of wet dog....

Mar 2, 2021

Manatees love warm water. So, when the waters in the Gulf of Mexico cool, the gentle, slow-moving mammals swim through several bodies of water to arrive here at Manatee Park in Fort Myers. Guest Laura Carr, Lee County Parks & Recreation specialist, tells us what she’s learned about these super-sized vegetarians who...