The 10 Best Beaches in Fort Myers, FL – Top Public Beach Spots!

Fort Myers is surrounded by some of the most beautiful and alluring beaches in America.

From quiet getaways to action-packed coastal resorts, you'll find an excellent selection of beaches in and around Fort Myers. And guess what? We'll help you enjoy a big dose of vitamin sea here by highlighting the best beaches in Fort Myers, FL.

In addition, we provide some expert tips just for you.

1. Beach Park Bowditch Point

Bowditch Point Beach Park

50 Estero Blvd
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
(239) 765-6794

This 17-acre park on Estero Island is open to the public year-round.

Why we recommend this beach

Bowditch Point is without a doubt one of the most beautiful beaches in Fort Myers. Perfectly decorated by Mother Nature, this beach park enchants visitors with its beautiful white sand, mangroves and driftwood. It also offers plenty of opportunities for paddling and kayaking.

Expert Tip

There's more to this park than its pristine and beautiful beaches. For a memorable beach vacation, visit the park's butterfly gardens and hiking trails. You can also go bird watching or join a free guided tour to learn more about Florida's offshore islands.

Recommended Hotel nearby: Best Western Plus Beach Resort

2. Bunche Beach

Bunche Beach

18201 John Morris Rd
Fort Mysers, FL 33908

Named after an African-American Nobel laureate, this cove impresses visitors with its rugged, unspoiled beauty.

Why we recommend this beach

In search of undeveloped beaches in Fort Myers? Then don't forget to add this oceanfront spot to your list of the best things to do in Fort Myers . With gentle waves and shallow waters, it is also the safest beach for children in the area. And did we mention that there are spectacular sunsets?

Expert Tip

Bunche Beach is limited when it comes to facilities and concessions. So bring everything you need to get you through the day, including drinks, food, chairs, and beach essentials.

Recommended hotel nearby: Marriott Sanibel Harbor Resort& Spa

See also: fun things to do in Fort Myers with kids

3. Causeway Islands Park

Causeway Islands Park

19931 Sanibel Causeway
Sanibel, FL 33957
(239) 443-8371

This palm tree-lined park is located on a man-made island and is packed with splashy and sandy activities.

Why we recommend this beach

If you're looking for the best beaches near Fort Myers, Causeway Islands Park is the place to be. This beach is known for being incredibly windy and is a prime spot for kayaking, paddling and kite surfing.

Expert Tip

If you like fishing, head to the Old Dam Bridge and find a spot to catch fresh ocean bounty.

Recommended nearby hotel: Sundial Beach Resort& Spa

See also
Best Beaches in Fort Lauderdale
Key Largo Beaches

4. Lynn Hall Memorial Park

Lynn Hall Memorial Park

950 Estero Blvd
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
(239) 765-6794

This beach park is located next to “Times Square” in downtown and is one of the most popular beaches in Fort Myers.

Why we recommend this beach

Lynn Hall Memorial Park is the hottest sandy beach in Fort Myers Beach. Not only does it have a beautiful beach, but it also has the most comprehensive facilities on Estero Island. There is a fishing pier, concessions, volleyball courts, picnic and kayak launch areas.

Expert Tip

Arrive at the parking lot as early as 7 a.m. for a convenient shaded spot. Alternatively, you can also get to this park by beach trolley.

Recommended nearby hotel: Sanibel Inn

5. Beach of Fort Myers

Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach. FL 33931
(239) 765-0202

With 7 miles of shoreline, this fantastic spot on Estero Island is one of the best beaches in the region.

Why we recommend this beach

Fort Myers Beach is action-packed. If you venture to this beach, you'll have plenty of opportunities for adventure, including hiking and kayaking along gentle manatees. Not to mention the enticing restaurants, quaint cottages and family-friendly resorts.

Expert Tip

Secure a front-row seat to a spectacular sunset show at The Beached Whale or the Tiki Bar at Outrigger Beach Resort . Then make your way to Times Square and relax under the stars.

Recommended nearby hotel: Outrigger Beach Resort

Related: Best Beaches in West Palm Beach

6. Bonita Beach Dog Beach Park

Bonita Beach Dog Beach Park

8600 Estero Blvd, Bonita Beach
Fort Myers Beach, FL 46307
(219) 663-3256

This coastal mudflat is open from dawn to dusk and is the only county-owned seaside attraction where dogs are allowed.

Why we recommend this beach

Travel with dogs and look for pet-friendly beaches in Fort Myers, Florida? Trust us, your Fido will definitely have a great time at Dog Beach, where your furry friends can play, splash and run on leash.

And even if you're not traveling with a dog, you'll enjoy seeing dogs frolicking in the water. There are also shower stations where you can rinse off your pets, and portable restrooms for dog owners.

Expert Tip

There is no concession at this pet friendly beach. So pack some food, dog treats, drinks and other essentials before you visit the park.

Recommended nearby hotel: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort& Spa near Naples

7. Matanzas Pass Reserve

Matanzas Pass Reserve

199 Bay Rd
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
(239) 229-1610

Not only is it a free attraction, but this pristine 60-acre sanctuary is also home to one of the best beach spots in Fort Myers.

Why we recommend this beach

Matanzas Pass Preserve is a nature lover's paradise. With 1.25 miles of trails, you can enjoy a nature escape through mangroves at this nature preserve. In addition, these trails give you the opportunity to view wildlife such as turtles, owls, hawks, rabbits and raccoons.

Naturally, the preserve has a beach with impressive views. In addition, the beach offers a number of amenities, including barbecue and picnic areas, food concessions and a fishing pier. And did we mention it's part of the Great Florida Birding Trail?

Expert Tip

Park some bug spray as it can get a little buggy especially after a rain shower. Even though there is free parking at this nature preserve, it is somewhat limited. So get there early if you want to snag a spot.

Recommended hotel nearby: Gulfview Manor Resort

See also:
Miami, FL Beaches
Florida Keys Beaches The
best beaches near Cocoa Beach

8. Newton Park

Newton Park

4650 Estero Blvd
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
(239) 765-0865

This public area at 4650 Estero Boulevard was once home to a legendary Fort Myers native.

Why we recommend this beach

This historic waterfront gathering place, managed by Fort Myers Beach, offers an incredible beach getaway. In addition to its cheeki huts, this park also has drinking fountains, parking, showers, restrooms and picnic tables.

Best of all, the park offers stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico.

Expert Tip

Pick up sandwiches, snacks and drinks at Publix, a large grocery store near the park.

Recommended hotel nearby: Wyndham Garden Fort Myers Beach

9. Lovers Key State Park

Lover Key State Park

8700 Estero Blvd
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
(239) 463-4588

This state park on Lover's Key covers 712 acres and is popular for its 2 miles (3.2 km) of white sand.

Why we recommend this beach

Lovers Key State Park was once a romantic spot and a place of solitude. Today, despite its booming tourism, the park remains pristine and relaxed. Plus, the park is teeming with exciting activities like hiking, biking and kayaking.

Expert tip

You won't have to pack too much when visiting this state park. There is a concession stand here where you can rent beach chairs, bikes and other items. Also call ahead if you're planning a kayak trip.

Recommended nearby hotel: Lover's Key Resort by Check-In Vacation Rentals

Related: Best Beaches in South Florida

10. Crescent Beach Family Park

Crescent Beach Family Park

1100 Estero Blvd
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
(239) 533-7275

Nestled below the Matanzas Bridge, this 2.25-acre park attracts families with its beautiful 400-foot stretch of beach.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *