Fort Myers Beach Florida

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You want to spend an unforgettable day at the beach, go shopping, and enjoy international cuisine – all in once place? Then you should take a boat trip to Fort Myers Beach. In addition to its lively boardwalk, the city also features untouched nature, perfect for outdoor fans.

Beaches in Fort Myers Beach

In Fort Myers Beach, 7 miles of fine sandy beaches await you – perfect for sunbathing, swimming, watersports and shelling. It is no wonder that this city ranks among Florida’s most popular vacation spots. What is more, Fort Myers beach amazes with its excellent water quality. The following beaches are particularly worthwhile:

Lynn Hall Beach Park

If you want to enjoy the fine, white sand of Fort Myers Beach in close proximity to restaurants and shopping opportunities, Lynn Hall Beach Park is ideal for you. Toilets, showers and change rooms are available here, as well as barbecue and picnic areas. The shallow drop off makes this beach a good choice for little guests.

Crescent Beach Family Park

If you are looking for a central, family-friendly stretch of coast, you should visit Crescent Beach Family Park. The park offers the perfect mix between lush green spaces, picnic tables under palm trees and fine sand. Beach-Volleyball fields are available, and pelicans can be spotted directly at the beach.

Newton Park

Newton Park in the south of Fort Myers Beach is known for its quiet atmosphere and remote location. This sandy beach is not only amazingly clean, but also filled with colorful seashells. The palm trees only add to the tropical vibes. At the nearby Publix supermarket you can buy snacks, and there are picnic tables at the beach.

Bodwitch Point Park

If you like it scenic and remote, you should head for Bodwitch Point Park in the north of Fort Myers Beach. Boaters can moor at the marina and walk through a lush, green park to get to the beach on the west coast. Here, water birds and turtles are a common sight, and you can even spot starfish in the surf if you are lucky

Despite its secluded location, the park features toilets and showers. However, you should bring an umbrella, as natural shade is in short supply.

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Direction and Marinas for Boaters in Fort Myers Beach

Getting to Fort Myers Beach by boat is easy, because you do not have to search for a parking space. The distance is pleasantly short: Only 10 miles separate Cape Coral and Fort Myers from Fort Myers Beach.

Map

You want to plan your trip to Fort Myers Beach? Then why not use this map? The Fort Myers Beach Map will show you all the important sights, restaurants, accommodation options and much more.

Marinas in Fort Myers Beach

Mooring your boat for a short or long trip on land is no problem: In addition to boat slips, the following marinas in Fort Myers Beach offer fuel, boat equipment, free WiFi and showers:

Moss Marina

  • Location: northern coast, near Matanzas Pass Bridge
  • Suited for: boats of up to 180 feet
  • Special feature: fishing store

Salty Sam´s Marina

  • Location: San Carlos Island, southern coast
  • Suited for: boats of up to 100 feet
  • Special features: boat repairs, 2 restaurants

Snook Bight Marina

  • Location: central northern coast of Estero Island
  • Suited for: boats of up to 50 feet
  • Special features: Publix supermarket, waterfront restaurant

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Weather Fort Myers Beach and best Travel Time for Boat Trips

The weather in Fort Myers is humid and hot in the summer, while the winter months are generally dry and warm. If you are looking for pleasant temperatures and low chances of precipitation, you should visit between November and April. However, in the other months, guests enjoy plenty of sunshine, too. Just keep in mind that hurricane season lasts from June to November.

Boaters who want to check the weather in Fort Myers before their trip can do so with this webcam.

Climate Chart

Use this climate chart to find out what the weather in Fort Myers is like in a particular month.

Sights and Attractions in Fort Myers

The coast is not the only sight in Fort Myers Beach. No matter if you are looking for untouched nature, historical buildings or family-friendly attractions – Fort Myers Beach offers exciting options that will keep you busy for days.

Fishing Pier

The Fort Myers Fishing Pier not only attracts fishing fans. Here you can watch playful dolphins and sharks in Fort Myers Beach, enjoy remarkable sunsets and listen to live music under the Florida sky. A little snack shop makes every walk on the pier even more worthwhile.

Matanzas Pass Preserve

150 acres of untouched nature await you at the Matanzas Pass Preserve. Here, in the north of Estero Island, you will get to know the pristine beauty of the island. Its swamps and mangroves harbor a remarkable biodiversity: Herons, falcons, raccoons, turtles and snakes can be seen from the wooden boardwalks. Alternatively, launch your kayak to explore the preserve on a boat trip.

Tip: “If you have a saltwater fishing license, you are allowed to cast your rod at the preserve. The Matanzas Pass area is known for its rich variety of fish species.”

Mound House

You want to know more about Estero Island’s native inhabitants? Then, you should visit the Mound House. This museum was built on a 2.000 year old mound erected by the Calusa Indians. In addition to original tools and artifacts, the museum features interiors reminiscent of the “Old Florida” style. On the hiking paths around the house you will learn interesting facts about the local flora.

Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center

Situated at the northern end of Matanzas Pass Bridge, this museum is devoted to the world of our oceans. But not only stuffed fish, crustaceans and other aquatic animals are displayed at the Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center. Workshops allow little guests to cast their nets and examine the catch together with the center’s marine experts.

Shopping Opportunities in Fort Myers Beach

Not surprisingly for a bustling coastal city, there is no shortage of shopping opportunities in Fort Myers Beach – no matter if you are looking for supermarkets, fashion boutiques or malls. The following places are particularly popular with shoppers:

Publix

Situated in close proximity to the Snook Bight Marina is this branch of Florida’s popular supermarket chain. Here, the variety of food leaves nothing to be desired – especially if you are looking for organic produce. Publix is also perfect for picnics, as the store has its own bakery and deli.

Times Square

From Moss Marina, it is only a 6 minute walk to the most popular shopping center in Fort Myers Beach. Times Square is lined with clothing stores, souvenir shops, restaurants and cafés under lush palm trees. In the evening, you can hang out at one of the numerous bars, and the sunset draws in visitors and locals alike.

Beach Outlets

Are you looking for stylish bikinis, swim trunks, towels and other accessories for your trip to the beach? Then you should stop by at the Beach Outlets north of Fort Myers. This shopping center offers not only amazing discounts on swimsuits, but also on T-shirts, sweatshirts and hats. If your shelling trip to the beach was unsuccessful, you can shop for ocean treasures here.

Miromar Outlet

You do not have to drive far to enjoy a wide variety of products. Only 10 miles separate Fort Myers Beach from the Miromar Outlet. Here you can choose from 140 stores selling everything from clothes and shoes to jewelry and home deco. In addition, the outlet features 20 restaurants, a cinema, and an exciting kid’s area.

Restaurants in Fort Myers Beach

Whether you want to enjoy fish, meat or vegetarian options: Fort Myers features restaurants for every taste and budgets. We can whole-heartedly recommend the following restaurants:

Doc Ford´s Rum Bar & Grille

If you are looking for an excellent mix between seafood restaurant and steakhouse in Fort Myers Beach, Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille is perfect for you. Here, Caribbean flavors and American cuisine, fresh seafood and tender steaks await you – directly by the water, of course. Thanks to its own marina, the restaurant is particularly popular with boaters.

Edelweiss Burger

You are missing the German cuisine? Then a search for „German Restaurant in Fort Myers Beach“ will reveal this culinary treasure on Estero Blvd. Edelweiss Burger in Fort Myers Beach serves classic dishes like Bratwurst and Bavarian Pretzels, as well as burgers that you can customize in a variety of ways. And the best thing: The restaurant sells beer from “Good old Germany”.

Fresh Catch Bistro

You want to gorge yourself on fresh fish while enjoying splendid ocean views? Then, you should head for the Fresh Catch Bistro on Estero Blvd. This upscale restaurant is known for its seafood specialties like blackened grouper, scallops wrapped in bacon and oysters with mozzarella. In addition, the Bistro also serves meat dishes and healthy salads.

Bayfront Bistro

The Bayfront Bistro, a traditional restaurant in east Fort Myers Beach, is known for its family-friendly atmosphere, fresh seafood and tender steaks. Here, international recipes meet local products. The wine list will satisfy even demanding connoisseurs, and the service can only be described as excellent. Add the prime location on the quiet, natural north coast, where dolphins and manatees are swimming in the water. Coming by boat, you can moor at the Snook Bight Marina next door.

Accommodation Options in Fort Myers Beach

If you want to stay longer in the city, you are lucky: Fort Myers Beach features accommodation options for every budget – no matter if you want to stay directly at the beach or near the city’s shops. Many accommodation options come equipped with their own boat dock.

Hotels in Fort Myers Beach

Close proximity to the beach, comfortable rooms and many amenities for the whole family are main selling points of the hotels in Fort Myers Beach.

Wyndham Garden Fort Myers Beach

Pool of the Wyndham Garden in Fort Myers Beach

This 3-star-hotel is situated on southern Estero Blvd, right next to one of the widest beaches of the city. But of course, you can also swim in the outdoor pool. In addition, the Wyndham Garden Hotel features a gym, a seafood restaurant and a tiki bar. Up to 4 people enjoy their stay in the tastefully decorated rooms that come with beautiful ocean views.

Edison Beach House

View from the Edison Beach House in Fort Myers Beach

This 4-star-hotel directly at the beach is aptly named: Thanks to its elegant interior, Thomas Edison and his wife – Florida’s most famous guests – would love it here. Despite its old-time charms, the Edison Beach House features modern amenities: The suites come fully equipped with kitchen, washing machine, air-con and TVs. Outside your suite you will find a grill area and a swimming pool.

Beach Resorts in Fort Myers Beach

All-inclusive service and exciting activities for young and old await you at the beach resorts in Fort Myers Beach.

Outrigger Beach Resort Fort Myers

Pool at the Outrigger Beach Resort Fort Myers Beach Boat rental Cape Coral

This 3-star-resort on Estero Blvd features a private beach, spacious, beautiful rooms and a casual atmosphere. Nature fans will love the tropical garden, and in the evening, there is nothing better than celebrating the sunset with a cocktail at the tiki bar. In addition to 2 restaurants, the Outrigger Beach Resort has an outdoor pool and kitchen units in the rooms.

Pink Shell Resort Fort Myers

A giant banyan tree in the lobby welcomes guests in this 4-star-resort. And this is not the only eye catcher: The pool area features a manmade waterfall, and the white, sandy beach stretches right behind the garden. The elegant rooms accommodate up to 4 persons, massages are available at the spa, and there are two restaurants. You can also have a romantic dinner directly at the beach. Thanks to its own marina, the Pink Shell Resort is perfectly suited for boaters.

Vacation Homes in Fort Myers Beach

Guests who value their privacy cannot go wrong with a vacation home or villa in Fort Myers Beach.

Vacation Home 1

Plenty of space for big groups, your own pool and an idyllic garden – these are the selling points of Vacation Home 1.

Vacation Home 2

Boaters who want to moor right next to their temporary home should have a closer look at Vacation Home 2.

Vacation Apartments in Fort Myers Beach

If you like it a bit smaller than a vacation home, you should rent a vacation apartment in Fort Myers Beach. Here you will find everything you need and enjoy a maximum of privacy.

Vacation Apartment 1

Vacation Apartment 1 is known for its cozy vibes and the quiet location. In the kitchen you can prepare meals for your whole family. There is also a roofed pool if you want to go for a swim.

Vacation Apartment 2

Spacious, tastefully decorated rooms await you at Vacation Apartment 2.

Motels in Fort Myers Beach

If you are looking for a budget-friendly accommodation option, the motels in Fort Myers Beach are ideal for you. This way, you can stay close to the beach without having to stretch your wallet.

Dolphin Inn

Rooms at the Dolphin Inn in Fort Myers Beach

For a fairly-priced stay right next to the beach, try the Dolphin Inn Resort. Its amenities include a spacious pool and an adjacent tennis court, as well as kayaks and bicycles for rent. Hobby skippers can moor at the resort’s boat dock.

Matanzas Inn

Beach at the Matanzas Inn in Fort Myers Beach

Located next to Matanzas Pass Bridge is this cozy motel with rooms for up to 4 persons. Here you will find a small kitchen and a flat screen TV. The Matanzas Inn also features a pool and a jacuzzi. Boaters can dock directly at the motel, and you only have to walk 7 minutes to get to the nearest beach.

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Fort Myers FAQ – Frequently asked Questions

What are the best beach hotels in Fort Myers Beach?

Among the top-rated beach hotels in Fort Myers Beach are the Edison Beach House, the Tiki on the Beach, and the Gulfview Manor Resort.

Do any beach motels in Fort Myers Beach have a pool?

If you want to have a pool in addition to the beautiful beach, we can recommend the following motels: Dolphin Inn Resort, Hideaway Village und The Holiday Court Villas and Suites.

What are the best beach motels near Fort Myers Beach Public Library?

If you are looking for an excellent motel near the public library, you should check out the Beach Shell Inn and the Sand Castle Beach.

Which beach motels in Fort Myers Beach have rooms with great views?

At the Wyndham Garden motel you will enjoy particularly nice views of the Gulf of Mexico. Beautiful ocean vistas also await you at the Matanzas Inn on the north coast of Fort Myers Beach.

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