Shell Point Retirement Community certainly looks like a vacation destination with its waterfront location along the Caloosahatchee, just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. This active, continuing care retirement community is a resort nestled in the heart of Southwest Florida, internationally known for its fishing, white sand beaches, turquoise waters and the abundance of exotic shells that wash ashore on the nearby barrier islands of Sanibel and Captiva.
In this year-round tropical setting, those who love exploring Florida’s waterways will find miles of white sand beaches, boating, fishing, sailing, kayaking, canoeing and more. Other local attractions include:
- River District and Yacht Basin
- Championship Golf Courses
- Fort Myers Beach
- Sanibel and Captiva Islands
- Edison & Ford Winter Estates
- Burroughs Home and Gardens
- Harborside Event Center
- Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium
- JN “Ding” Darling Nature Wildlife Refuge
- Naples Botanical Garden
- Golisano Children’s Museum
- The Imaginarium
- Spring Training hosted at CenturyLink Sports Complex (Spring Training Home of the Minnesota Twins) and JetBlue Park (Spring Training Home of the Boston Red Sox)
Residents can choose to live on land or near the water in a variety of beautiful communities. Nature lovers will never run out of sights to see and things to do. Fort Myers is home to some wondrous wildlife. Dolphins and manatees are frequent visitors to the island’s waterways. Bald eagles can be seen nesting at the golf clubs, while ospreys prefer tall poles throughout the community. Herons, egrets, pelicans, ibis, oystercatchers, and other tropical seabirds are abundant. The fishing is some of the most sought-after in the country. In nearby wildlife refuges, you’ll catch glimpses of alligators, otters, and even the rare Florida panther.