Love beaches, sunsets, and bars? Get away to Fort Myers Beach!

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.

Known for

Beaches, Live Music and Dancing

Top Hotels in Fort Myers Beach

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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The Lighthouse Resort Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
1051 5th St, Fort Myers Beach, FL
$92/night
Sep 16 - Sep 17
3.9/5Good! (2,101 reviews)

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 ...

3.9/5Good! (2,101 reviews)

"Loved everything about our room. Just wish pools were cleaner."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

The Lighthouse Resort Inn & Suites
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Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina
4 out of 5
275 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL
$179/night
Sep 17 - Sep 18
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,149 reviews)

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! (2,149 reviews)

"I rarely leave reviews but this resort blew me away. The staff are all unbelievably friendly. From the front desk to the maids, everyone is so genuinely welcoming. The location can not be beaten. The food is exceptional and overall it’s just a fun environment to be in."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina
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Lani Kai Beachfront Resort
3 out of 5
1400 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL
$98/night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
3.4/5Good! (2,112 reviews)

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. ...

3.4/5Good! (2,112 reviews)

"Great location and great price! View was great and the food at the Island View on the rooftop was even better! This is definitely a party place but it didn’t bother us none. My only complaint is the hard beds and no outlets! Otherwise it was very clean and we enjoyed our stay."…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

Lani Kai Beachfront Resort

Popular things to do in Fort Myers Beach

Barefoot Beach
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Barefoot Beach

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.

Edison and Ford Winter Estates
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Edison and Ford Winter Estates

Explore the winter estates of two of the most famous men in American history. Tour their houses and gardens and learn more about their lives in the museum.

Manatee Park
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Manatee Park

Watch Florida’s most famous marine creature, the manatee, swim in its natural habitat at this non-captive park on the Orange River. 

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
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Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

See gentle primates, impressive predators and lush gardens in one of the only zoos where you can enjoy views of animal habitats from a catamaran. 

Hertz Arena
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Hertz Arena

Palm trees may be swaying in the breeze, but inside people are gliding on ice. Select an activity from a roster of things to do at this popular venue. 

Centennial Park
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Centennial Park

Just minutes from Fort Myers’ historic downtown district, this park’s centerpiece is the statue honoring three of the city’s most famous citizens. 

Top activities in Fort Myers Beach

Cycleboat Fun Cruise Fort Myers
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Cycleboat Fun Cruise Fort Myers

$44

Friends. Drinks. Music. Ocean. Fun. Lagerhead Cycleboats is Guaranteed to Be The Most Fun You'll Have At Fort Myers Beach! Join us in a fun, action-packed day on the best Fort Myers boat tour you'll find! Our boat is as unique as it is engaging. Don’

Naples Trolley Tour
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Naples Trolley Tour

$29

Learn what makes Naples the “crown jewel” of southwest Florida on a leisurely hop-on hop-off trolley ride. Entertaining from start to finish, your tour rolls stories, sun, boutiques, beaches, museums into one.

Naples Segway Tour
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Naples Segway Tour

$78

Glide through downtown Naples on a 2-hour innovative Segway tour that showcases the city's captivating landmarks, pristine beaches, and million-dollar homes. Meet your Segway instructor near Tin City and begin your 30-minute instructional session.

Everglades Excursion
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Everglades Excursion

$101

Let your certified tour guide show you the mystery and ecology of the Florida Everglades. Learn about the 4 ecosystems and precious wildlife on your thrilling airboat ride through the thriving tropical wetlands.

Operation City Quest of Fort Myers, FL
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Operation City Quest of Fort Myers, FL

$10

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.

Everglades Gator Park + Miami City Tour ( Private 5 hours )
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Everglades Gator Park + Miami City Tour ( Private 5 hours )

$90

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Miami Beach Boardwalk, Miami Beach, FL During the City Tour you will visit Miami Beach with Art Deco district, Collins Avenue with Hilton Fountain Blue Hotel and famous Ocean Drive the hottest place on Miami Beach.