Welcome to Fort Myers Beach
A beach town with a Key-West vibe! Vacationers and spring breakers flock to Fort Myers Beach each year in search of the long, white sandy beaches that span the entire length of the island. Boaters anchor out in front of popular beach bars, and fishermen cast their rods from the pier. Sunbathers sip rumrunners, and the nightlife is just as colorful as the building designs. Fort Myers Beach is also home to a large shrimping fleet, which can be spotted from the top of the Matanzas Pass bridge.
Featured Fort Myers Beach Neighborhoods
- Who lives here?
Winter snowbirds, pirates, full-time retired folks and a few working-class families
- Perfect For
Beach lounging, boating, seafood, night life
Old-Florida homes, condominiums, some new construction
- Not Known For
Chain restaurants, big box stores, traffic lights
Lively, worry-free, content
More About Fort Myers Beach
Take a Drive
Coming over the Matanzas Pass Bridge and seeing the Gulf water’s glisten behind this beach town is certainly picturesque. Let your passenger snap the photo, however, as there’s a lot of activity to be had as you reach the foot of the bridge. Turn right, and you’ll head west to Bowditch beach, Pink Shell Resort and the strip of restaurants along Old San Carlos Blvd. Turn left and you head down a long strip of Estero Blvd, with multiple beach access points along the Gulf to your right.
Never been here? Park the car near the bridge and get out to explore on foot. The bayside of the island has waterfront restaurants that are great for boat and bird-watching. The Gulf, of course, is notorious for dolphin watching, sunbathing and sunset watching. Squint towards the west and you can see the Sanibel Lighthouse. Turn left and you can see the coastline of tall condo buildings leading down to Estero and Bonita Springs.
Water Water Everywhere
Looking for canal-front property? You’ve come to the right place! The bayside of the island is mostly residential, with canals running down nearly every street. You’ll find the majority of homes are what we call “Old Florida” style, with lots of island charm. However, some areas along the Gulf-side of Estero Blvd are starting to see new, tall concrete homes being built to withstand Armageddon.
Pirate and Parties
Home to many-a-beach weddings, numerous pirate birthday cruises, and the biggest party of all, Spring Break, Fort Myers Beach probably has the liveliest nightlight you’ll find in Southwest Florida. Most of the music and dancing stays on the north side of the island, near Times Square and the bridge. The further south you drive towards Estero, the quieter it gets until you end up in the ultimate intimate oasis, Lover’s Key.
The Shrimp Festival, Pirate Fest, and Sand-Sculpting Championship draw families to “the beach” each year. The Town of Fort Myers Beach hosts numerous events throughout the year and has a great recreation center called Bay Oaks, which is right next to the elementary school on island. Road construction has plagued the town for a few years, but dramatic effects of wider side-walks, better drainage, and traffic flow can already be felt on the north end of the island where construction is complete. Plus, much-needed redevelopment has been approved for parts of downtown FMB. Things are looking up!
Fort Myers Beach Homes for Sale
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