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General Information About Fort Myers Beach

The wide sands of Fort Myers Beach welcome families and the sports-minded looking for activities. Bring your rods and reels (or rent them) to the famous free fishing pier or reserve a spot on a fishing tour to deep waters. Hang out in Times Square, a pedestrian shopping cluster where barefoot is as acceptable as high-heeled. Fort Myers Beach is a safe beach with shallow water and almost no undertow. Miles of sugar-white sandy beach makes a wonderful and relaxing place to spend your days. This beautiful beach draws many international tourists every year from many different countries.

Ostego Bay Marine Center and Matanzas Pass Wilderness Preserve present opportunities to explore Estero Island’s natural beauty and social heritage. Lovers Key State Park, to the south, boasts an out-of-the-way natural beach and estuary preserve you can explore by kayak or canoe. Ospreys, herons, and dolphins find shelter among the undeveloped islands that make up the park. Sailboats and other watersports rentals are available at Bonita Beach Park. Those looking for seclusion park along Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Beach where colorful banners mark small public accesses. For the ultimate in secluded beaches, hop to one of the unbridged islands along The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. Most popular are Cayo Costa, North Captiva Island, and Big Hickory Island for beaching. Cabbage Key and Useppa Island are famous for their restaurants and history; Mound Key holds secrets of times past.