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Fort Myers BeachUnited States of America

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

Fort Myers Beach, Florida, USA.

South Island

4.5/5Wonderful!(239 area reviews)

South Island might not have many top sights, but Lover's Key Beach and Times Square are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

South Island
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Mid Island

4.5/5Wonderful!(108 area reviews)

While Mid Island isn't home to many top sights, Times Square and Fishing Pier Fort Myers Beach are some notable places to visit nearby.

Mid Island

Top Hotels in Fort Myers Beach

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Lighthouse Resort Inn & Suites
The Lighthouse Resort Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
1051 5th St, Fort Myers Beach, FL
The price is $108 per night

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Times Square and Fishing Pier Fort Myers Beach. San Carlos Island and Ostego Bay Marine Science ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,025 reviews)

"Got here. Booked the hotel. 30 min before. Got an upgrade Same price It was awesome. Very nice place"…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

The Lighthouse Resort Inn & Suites
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 $171 per night

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. San Carlos ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,073 reviews)

"Good i love the hotel nice ti clean the person is so nice 👍"…"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina
Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Myers Beach/Sanibel Gateway, FL
Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Myers Beach/Sanibel Gateway, FL
2.5 out of 5
11281 Summerlin Square Dr, Fort Myers Beach, FL
The price is $89 per night

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf and Jungle Golf Ft. Myers. Tanger Outlets and Ostego Bay ...

4.3/5Excellent! (952 reviews)

"The customer service was outstanding..When I had a issue the day staff and the night staff Samantha helped resolve it. Will stay here again in the near future."…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Myers Beach/Sanibel Gateway, FL

Popular places to visit in Fort Myers Beach

Fishing Pier Fort Myers Beach
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Fishing Pier Fort Myers Beach

4.5/5(786 reviews)

The family will enjoy a trip to Fishing Pier Fort Myers Beach, a favorite attraction in Fort Myers Beach. Wander the beautiful beaches or discover the area's beautiful sunsets.

San Carlos Island
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San Carlos Island

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at San Carlos Island during your travels in Fort Myers Beach. Stroll along the area's beautiful beaches or experience its entertainment choices.

Barefoot Beach
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Barefoot Beach

4.5/5(1,197 reviews)

Relax on this white-sand beach that is home to a wide array of wildlife and displays some of the most beautiful landscapes along Florida’s southwest coast.

JetBlue Park at Fenway South
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JetBlue Park at Fenway South

4.5/5(394 reviews)

Catch an event at JetBlue Park at Fenway South during your trip to Fort Myers. Amble around the area's beautiful beaches or attend a baseball game.

Vanderbilt Beach
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Vanderbilt Beach

4.5/5(313 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Vanderbilt Beach, a popular beach in North Naples. Check out the shops and top-notch restaurants in this relaxing area.

Bonita Springs Public Beach
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Bonita Springs Public Beach

4.5/5(594 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Bonita Springs Public Beach, a popular beach in Bonita Springs. Make time to visit the area's shops, or simply enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Top things to do in Fort Myers Beach

Cycleboat Fun Cruise Fort Myers
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Cycleboat Fun Cruise Fort Myers

$44
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Everglades Excursion
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Everglades Excursion

$101
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Naples Trike Tour - Explore Beautiful Downtown Naples, FL
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Naples Trike Tour - Explore Beautiful Downtown Naples, FL

$55
Per adult
Naples Segway Tour
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Naples Segway Tour

$78
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Naples Trolley Tour
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Naples Trolley Tour

$29
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Guided Kayak Tour-Mangrove Estuary
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Guided Kayak Tour-Mangrove Estuary

$67
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend

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A tropical paradise on the Florida Gulf Coast

A tropical paradise on the Florida Gulf Coast
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Find your rest and relaxation on Florida's Gulf Coast

Find your rest and relaxation on Florida's Gulf Coast

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