After Hurricane Ian, Collier County beaches slowly re-opening. In Lee, one has opened

Nearly two months after Hurricane Ian ravaged Southwest Florida, some area beaches are reopening, but many remain closed.In Lee County, all but one...

November 25, 2022
10:38 PM

Nearly two months after Hurricane Ian ravaged Southwest Florida, some area beaches are reopening, but many remain closed.In Lee County, all but one beach – Gasparilla Island State Park – as well as accesses are closed "until further notice as we continue to work diligently to remove storm debris and make these areas safe," according to the county. "We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding."And beaches no longer off limits may still present hazards, officials say. Even after clean up from Hurricane Ian that caused widespread coastal damage with debris, there still could be 'dangers hidden' under the water and sand, Collier County officials say.

Amy Bennett Williams