Saturday, September 21, 2019

The Great ‘Visit Florida’ Beach Walk!

Saving the starfish. Submitted photos

Saving the starfish. Submitted photos

VisitFlorida started the Great Florida Beach Walk Sweepstakes, now touted as the biggest beach walk in the world according to the VisitFlorida.com website. The Sunshine State boasts over 825 miles of beautiful sandy beach and participants only had to choose one to walk and document through photographs. On November 6th, nearly 4000 participants across the state of Florida walked one mile of their favorite beach. It was cold that weekend, but participants on Marco Island enjoyed the scenic walk and took some great photos. The purpose of the walk is to document
Marso Island Walkers

Marso Island Walkers

the pristine condition of our beaches for the world to see.

As an added incentive, VisitFlorida created an online photo gallery with the 4500 photos taken by participants. Visitors to the VisitFlorida.com website can vote for their favorite beach ‘mile’ and be entered to win a Mazda Miata MX-5 Convertible and $5000 gift card to go on their own great Florida vacation. Marco Island had two designated miles, log on and vote for your favorite today! Local walkers included employees of the Marco Island Hilton and Beach Resort as well as several other residents and visitors.

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