Fort Myers Beach
Fort Myers Beach, famous for its emerald waters, sugar white sands and exceptional sunsets, is located on a little barrier island only 7 miles long, on Florida’s Gulf Coast. With over 100 barrier and coastal islands to explore, an abundance of water-sports and a vibrant nightlife, Fort Myers Beach is a fun family vacation destination.
Recreation and Relaxation
Whether it is relaxing, shelling, walking or water sports, Fort Myers Beach has something special for each of its visitors. Lynn Hall Beach in the heart of town, is bustling with shops and restaurants, with plenty of beach activities for a fun-filled day. Lovers Key has two miles of unspoiled white sand. Nearby Cayo Costa is a nine mile barrier island accessible only by boat or ferry, with abundant wildlife, mangrove swamps, dolphins, manatees and a great place for shelling. A short drive out of town towards Naples is Barefoot Beach with over 300 acres of beauty, a perfect spot for a peaceful and quiet day in nature. Keep a look out for the loggerhead turtles. Fort Myers Beach allows many opportunities to get in touch with nature through birding, shelling, hiking and enjoying the many nature parks.
Although renowned for its beaches, there is however so much to see and explore. Edison and Ford Winter Estates is 20 acres of historical buildings and gardens. Visit the Mound House to learn about Estero Islands Calusa Culture. The Ostego Bay Marine Science Center has aquariums with sharks, dolphins, manatees and a touch tank, with sea turtle exhibits.
There is water sports for everyone, from relaxing sunset cruises, to fishing charters, kayaking, parasailing and paddle boarding. For the more extreme water sports, the Causeway Islands is the most popular. With a constant wind, it is perfect for wind surfing, kite surfing and water skiing.
Come evening, enjoy one of the spectacular sunsets on a Sunset Cruise, then head to Times Square, the heart of town. Times Square is bursting with atmosphere with street performers, restaurants, shops and endless entertainment. For something different, the Murder Mystery dinner train is a fun way to end the day.
Nearby Sanibel & Captiva
The nearby barrier islands of Captiva and Sanibel are world renowned for both shelling and the nesting grounds for Loggerhead Turtles. Sanibel’s Bowman’s Beach is one of the most popular beaches with miles of white sand, excellent shelling and beautiful sunsets. Lighthouse Beach Park is home to the famous Sanibel Lighthouse. With many nature trails and boardwalks to explore the wetlands by foot, J.N.Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge is the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the US and is world famous for birding. For a romantic beach escape, head to Captiva Beach to watch the dolphins playing in the water.