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What to expect...

For the 4th of July!!! I know there is a parade-where does it run? For the holiday is it best to make reservations for eating out or can one get lucky just walking in? Would like to eat at Island Cow and Sanibel Grille and the new places where Mermaid and Biddles Buckets used to be. We are staying at the Surf Rider and I think they rent bikes there, does anyone know?

July cannot come soon enough! :D

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Ft. Myers Beach has AWESOME fireworks, you can see them from Sanibel because we can see theirs...

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They have bikes but can't say how much they cost. Suggest you phone, then you can compare with the likes of Billy's or Finnemore's.

Parade starts near Baileys and goes down Periwinkle as far as Casa y bell rd.

I reckon reservations for restaurants would be a good idea, if they make them.

Have a great time.

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Get there early because they close the roads down well before the parade starts. Tarpon beach at west gulf - periwinkle at donax is closed. All u can do is park beyond donax and walk if arriving after closure.

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Where is Surf Rider to all of this? Sorry only stayed on West Gulf:S

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I have stayed at surf rider twice before. There are bikes and they are free to the people who are staying there. You just have to use a key. As for the lighthouse it is just a short walk on the beach. I am bad at time, but maybe 15ish minutes. I really like it on the island, I am actually going back in a couple months. I can't wait for the sun and sand.

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