Fort Myers Beach

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Fort Myers Beach

Located only a few miles offshore from Fort Myers, this small island is filled with beautiful beaches, a variety of nature and a lively downtown area.

Fort Myers Beach is famed for its pristine sugar sand, bright white and welcoming to sunbathers. The island is home to ten unique beaches. Visit a few. Lovers Key is a secluded park known for its romantic atmosphere. Lighthouse Parking Beach, at Sanibel Island’s southeasternmost tip, is a fantastic destination for birdwatchers looking for local and migrating birds.

Times Square is the downtown area of Fort Myers Beach. Have a beachside lunch during the day and browse through its shops. At night, follow dinner with drinks and dancing at a local bar. Head to Fort Myers Beach Pier, adjacent to Times Square, for some of the best sunset views on the island.

Paddle down the Great Calusa Blueway, a 190-mile (306-kilometer) kayak and canoe trail. Explore Lee County's coastal waters and inland tributaries along this well-marked trail. You may see a manatee leisurely swimming alongside your boats.

Experience Florida’s rich history at Mound House, an ancient Calusa Indian Mound. Besides being the oldest structure on Estero Island, it serves as a museum offering tours and educational programs. Pack a picnic to enjoy on the beautiful grounds.

You can easily reach Sanibel Island by boat or by car. Known for its trademark lighthouse, sunsets and luxurious resorts, this is one of Florida’s top destinations. By far, the most popular activity here is shelling; you can barely walk one step on the beach without indulging in the so-called "Sanibel Stoop" to search for shells. But there is so much more: fine accommodations, luscious dining (seafood, of course!), fishing, boating, and just plain relaxation, a chance to get away from the hurly-burly, a chance to draw closer to nature.

Fort Myers Beach is an idyllic town just 15 miles (24 kilometers) outside the city of Fort Myers. It sits on the small barrier island of Estero, located along the Gulf of Mexico. Sanibel Island is a 30-minute drive west.

Where to stay in Fort Myers Beach

Wyndham Garden Fort Myers Beach
Wyndham Garden Fort Myers Beach
3 out of 5
6890 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL
The price is £104 per night from 30 Sep to 30 Sep
Nestled on the beach, this South Island hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Lover's Key Beach, Mound Key Archaeological State Park and Mound House. Bonita Springs ...
4/5Very Good! (1,269 reviews)
"Love the pool. Good food at restaraunt. On the trolley line. Close to Times Square. Beach at hotel. Comfy beds. Clean room. Nice staff. Enjoyable all around."

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2021

Wyndham Garden Fort Myers Beach
Lani Kai Beachfront Resort
Lani Kai Beachfront Resort
3 out of 5
1400 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL
The price is £138 per night from 20 Sep to 20 Sep
Located in Fort Myers Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 10-minute walk of Times Square and Fishing Pier Fort Myers Beach. ...
4/5Very Good! (1,129 reviews)
"It was nice big variety for food."

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2021

Lani Kai Beachfront Resort
Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina
Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina
4 out of 5
275 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL
The price is £261 per night from 21 Sep to 21 Sep
Nestled on the beach, this Fort Myers Beach resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bowditch Point Park, Fishing Pier Fort Myers Beach and Times Square. The Big M Casino ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (988 reviews)
"Great place, great value. Even got a good breakfast everyday. Cant beat the free, all day, valet parking"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2021

Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina
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Sandpiper Gulf Resort
Sandpiper Gulf Resort
3 out of 5
5550 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL
The price is £143 per night from 27 Sep to 27 Sep
Nestled on the beach, this Mid Island aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Mound House, Matanzaz Pass Preserve and Bay Oaks Recreation Center. Times Square is ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,408 reviews)
"This property was very nice. Everything was clean. The beach was beautiful, clean & not busy. The staff were wonderful. Richard was very friendly. The only downfall is that there’s not much around within walking distance. There is a Publix about a half mile away that is within walking distance. Another ..."

Reviewed on 1 Sep 2021

Sandpiper Gulf Resort
Edison Beach House
Edison Beach House
3.5 out of 5
830 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, FL
The price is £145 per night from 19 Sep to 19 Sep
Nestled on the beach, this Fort Myers Beach aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Fishing Pier Fort Myers Beach and Times Square. The Big M Casino and Ostego ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (703 reviews)
"We love this place. Great location and it could be a permanent living quarters."

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2021

Edison Beach House
Lovers Key Resort
Lovers Key Resort
3 out of 5
8771 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mound Key Archaeological State Park and Lover's Key Beach. Bonita Beach Dog Park is 2.2 ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (907 reviews)
"Best honey moon spot ever enjoyed every moment"

Reviewed on 4 Sep 2021

Lovers Key Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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