It's not all bad news from the beaches: Here are six spots near Fort Myers and Naples in fine shape

Amy Bennett Williams
The News-Press

With all of the recent bad news about Lake Okeechobee-stained water, algae blooms in the Caloosahatchee and red tide in the Gulf of Mexico, a day at the beach might not seem like such a good idea.

But there is still plenty of coastline in the Fort Myers and Naples area that's in good shape.

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Beachgoers could be seen swimming, relaxing and hunting for shells at Lovers Key State Park on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. The park's main beach area reopened to the public on Sept. 27, despite damage from Hurricane Irma which still remains throughout other areas of the park. The park's regular concession and rental services have also resumed.

"The official word is things look good here," said Matt Kruse, Lovers Key assistant park manager. "No reports of red tide, the air clear and clean and we're not seeing any dead fish."

Here’s a list of six sandy spots in Southwest Florida that, as of Friday afternoon, had no advisories about potentially dangerous bacteria, reports of red tide or dark, murky water carried by Lake Okeechobee releases.

Turner Beach

Turner Beach is a destination to watch Southwest Florida sunsets or to find colorful shells for which the islands are famous.

Where: 17200 Captiva Drive, Captiva

Cost: Parking is $5 per hour

Contact: 239-472-6397

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Bowman’s Beach

Bowman's Beach on Sanibel is popular with tourists and residents alike.

Where: 1700 Bowman's Beach Road, Sanibel

Cost: Parking is $5 per hour

Contact: 239-472-6397

Lovers Key

A family enjoys the north end Lovers Key on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

Where: 8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach

Cost: $8 per vehicle, limit 2-8 people per vehicle; $4 for a single-occupant vehicle; $2 for pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers and passengers in a vehicle with holder of an annual pass

Contact: 239-463-4588  

Dog Beach

Nala the German Shepherd spent a foggy morning playing ball with her foster dad, Mike Hayes at Dog Beach near Lovers Key between Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Springs.

Where: 8800 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach

Cost: Free; no parking fee 

Contact: 239-949-4615

Bonita Beach 

Karen and Tom Farina of Naples enjoy the day at the Bonita Beach Dog Park with their pup, Bruno. With pleasant to warmer days everyone gets to enjoy the water. Dec. 21 is the first day of winter but it will be in the 80s in SWFL all week.

Where: 27954 Hickory Blvd., Bonita Springs

Cost: Parking is $2 per hour

Contact: 239-949-4615

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Beachgoers enjoy a day of sun at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park in North Naples on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017.

Where: 11135 Gulfshore Drive, North Naples

Cost: $6 per vehicle, limit 2-8 people per vehicle; $4 for a single-occupant vehicle; $2 for pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, and passengers in a vehicle with holder of annual pass

Contact: 239-597-6196

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Things change daily, though, so here are some resources for your own due diligence: