Let warm ocean breezes and a beautiful white sand shore guide you to bliss in Fort Myers Beach. Located 15 miles southwest of Fort Myers, this oceanside community is a hotspot for water sports including windsurfing, parasailing, and kayaking, as well as sunbathing on the soft sugar-sand beach. It's also a popular destination for Florida vacation rentals, attracting families, couples, retirees, seasonal residents, and beach bums of all varieties to its gorgeous sand and surf along the state’s southwest coast.
Bring your friends or family to abundant sunshine and laid-back living when you book a stay in one of our Fort Myers Beach vacation rentals today!
Things to Do in Fort Myers Beach
With a coastal location that's in close proximity to some of Florida's most famed beaches on Captiva, Sanibel Island, and Estero Island - not to mention having its own gorgeous shoreline - Fort Myers Beach is a paradise. Sun worshipers come here around the year to work on their tans and play in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
If fishing is your sport of choice, you can't miss out on the area’s huge variety of angling opportunities. Take a trip 10 miles offshore on a charter to hook a giant grouper, shark, or other denizen of the deep. Or stay closer to the shore to reel in mackerel, amber jack, and many more Gulf species from the Fort Myers Beach fishing pier.
If you come with children, rest assured the area offers plenty of fun day trips and activities to keep them entertained. At the Ostego Bay Marine Science Center, your kids will love getting up close and personal with manatees, dolphins, stingrays, and more local sea life, while you’ll enjoy exhibits like “Treasures from the Sea” where you can touch, handle, and learn about shells, urchins, anemones, and other invertebrates that live in the Gulf.
With a name that beckons all couples, Lovers Key State Park is a great place for a romantic evening stroll hand-in-hand with your loved one. Just fourteen miles south, this 712-acre park boasts wildlife viewing, lovely Spanish-moss draped cypress trees, and a boardwalk over tidal pools.
Day Trips from Fort Myers Beach
At only 16 miles up the road from your Florida beach house, the city of Fort Myers offers many great attractions from museums to natural areas to entertainment districts. The River District in the heart of downtown Fort Myers is home to great shopping, dining, and dance clubs, making it the perfect destination for a fun night out with friends. For family-friendly entertainment, make the 14-mile trip to the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve where your kids will have fun spotting alligators, egrets, snakes, and many more swamp creatures. History buffs will have a great time boning up on the area's history on a visit to the Murphy-Burroughs House, which is home to antique furnishings, historical artifacts, and once housed socialite parties for the city's elite, including Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.
Whether you’ve come with a group of friends eager to sample the nearby city scene, or if you’re looking for low-key fun appropriate for the whole family, rest assured our Fort Myers Beach vacation rentals give you access to whatever your group desires!
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