Florida’s Beaches – Ft. Myers Beach

Ft. Myers Beach

Ft. Myers Beach

Ft Myers Beach

Pier at Ft Myers Beach

 

Ft. Myers Beach

Ft. Myers Beach is located on Estero Island on the Gulf of Mexico in SW Florida. It is just south of Sanibel Island and just north of Bonita Springs and Estero. This picture shows part of the beach near Lynn Hall Memorial Park and pier on the north end of the Island. You reach this part of Ft. Myers Beach when you drive across the bridge that connects the beach with the mainland. The pier extends out into the Gulf for over 500 feet and is used for sightseeing and fishing. You can see fishing boats, the casino boat, and other types of water craft from this vantage point. My favorite parts of the Island are on the north and south ends of the Island. Bowditch Point lies on the north end of the Island and has public parking, bathroom facilities, quiet beaches and a point where you can walk around and see both the Gulf facing Sanibel Island and Matanzas Pass facing Estero bay. The south end of the Island near the Holiday Inn motel has some of the cleanest and nicest beach water on the Island. The difference in the water quality is probably due more to its distance from the strong currents that churn up the water near the north end. There is a great sand sculpture contest that happens here once a year that is really worth seeing. The busy part of the Island is located just when you land on the Island after crossing the bridge and is where most of the restaurants and bars are located. It can get very busy during the high season when most of the tourists arrive and traffic can be very heavy. The Lee Tran bus service can take you to the Island from the Summerlin Square and San Carlos Blvd  parking lot and drop you off and pick you up at several locations on the Island if you don’t want to fight the traffic. Carry what you need.  Some websites to learn more about the Island are Ft. Myers Beach town’s official website.  and Lee  county’s website that has lots of info about Sanibel and Ft. Myers Beach.  Another good website is of Lovers Key State Park and beach located just a short drive south of Ft. Myers Beach. Lovers Key State Park and  Beach has been rated one of the best beaches in the U.S.

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