My last few trips doing doing our re-con missions preparing to relocate have been in the Ft.Myers area.
Half dozen bars on the beach at (Ft.Myers Beach as opposed to Ft.Myers) on the strip.
Will be rowdy with spring beak and scantly clad young ladies
Go straight west of Ft.Myers over to Cayo Costa Island, Sanibelle, Capitiva and about two hundred more too small to list/name all through out the inter costal.
The most beautiful beaches you will ever see!!
We took a little 100 MPH O/B rocket boat (OMC powe'd)with us last time and it was calm enough to chase some Merc test/endurance Velocitys out into the Gulf!!
The Caloosahatchee (sp?) River runs North right out of the Gulf and has bars/restaurants along the entrance.
You can keep going north about as far as you want.
(as some one said though, locks)
The east coast is just as nice too. Freagin barrier islands all the way around the state!!