My two adult daughters and I are considering a trip to Sanibel in early May, 2015. I have been studying the many topics on the Sanibel forum and have learned a great deal. I do have some questions, however.
1) I never heard of noseeums but noticed a number of posts on this subject. I have been to Indian Rocks Beach in July and Madiera Beach in May and never had a problem (or heard of them). Is this a Southwest coast issue? Should I be concerned (I made notes of the tips to avoid/minimize the problem)?
2) I read a post about "shelling shoes". Do I need something specific? Are bare feet not a good idea? I am the avid shell shopper and will follow any/all advice. My daughters, on the other hand, will be unhappy if they need to wear anything but flip flops to get to and on the beach and bare feet in the water.
3) What is the closest major airport? We will be traveling from Philadelphia.
4) Is there a difference in the various areas on the island (as I recall, I may have read "mid" island)? We do not need much entertainment beyond the beach and two or three nights out for dinner. We will only go shopping to bring home souvenirs for the husband/father we will be leaving behind (this is girls only trip - LOL)
I appreciate your guidance.