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Fort Myers Beach, FL

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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 $130 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
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! (1,247 reviews)
"Staff was excellent. Our fridge was broken- they came immediately to try to fix it. When they couldn’t, they replaced it right away. Also, our son got sick in the middle of the night & vomited. We went to the front desk & they were SO HELPFUL. They couldn’t leave the desk, but they gave us cleaning ..."

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Wyndham Garden Fort Myers Beach
Outrigger Beach Resort
Outrigger Beach Resort
3 out of 5
6200 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, FL
Nestled on the beach, this South Island resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Times Square, Fishing Pier Fort Myers Beach, and Bonita Springs Public Beach. Barefoot ...
4.4/5Excellent! (982 reviews)
"We enjoyed everything about this property, from the front desk wonderful customer service so accommodating, the rooms are all renovated and very nicely decorated and immaculate. the location is perfect The quieter part of Fort Myers Beach but everything closely located inconvenient. We already booked ..."

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Outrigger Beach Resort
Lani Kai Beachfront Resort
Lani Kai Beachfront Resort
3 out of 5
1400 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL
The price is $170 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
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! (1,142 reviews)
"The staff at the front desk was wonderful. Vee was able to answer any questions that we had regarding things that were even outside of the resort. The restaurants were great and the people were all just plain happy! We loved it so much that we already booked our vacation there for next year! Worth ..."

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Lani Kai Beachfront 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.
Sandpiper Gulf Resort
Sandpiper Gulf Resort
3 out of 5
5550 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL
The price is $179 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
Nestled on the beach, this Mid Island aparthotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Mound House and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Times Square. Matanzaz Pass Preserve and Bay Oaks ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,392 reviews)
"Staff and hotel are very nice. Accommodations for the kitchen are great! Very family friendly. Bathroom is rather small, but other wise great, safe place to stay with your family."

Reviewed on Jul 24, 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 $190 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
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! (686 reviews)
"Very clean very friendly people great location"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Edison Beach House
Lovers Key Resort
Lovers Key Resort
3 out of 5
8771 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL
Situated in Fort Myers Beach, this beach aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mound Key Archaeological State Park and Lover's Key Beach. Bonita Beach Dog ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (900 reviews)
"Everything... location is amazing!!! Pool is perfect for kids and adults!!! We love it 😻"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 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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