Fort Myers Beach is the perfect choice for a summer vacation at the beach in your family. Although other Florida beaches are well known, the Fort Myers Beach area has everything you want, from tranquil nature reserves to lively bustling festivals. Many families have made it a "go to" beach destination. Spend a week or more at Fort Myers Beach and you'll discover why this has become a popular choice.
Fort Myers Beach is located primarily on Estero Island. The island is about five miles long, with plenty of beach vacation homes, condominiums, hotels and resorts that cater to tourists. The beach front is a fun place for families. They are easily accessible and have places nearby to enjoy some lunch or the storage of sunbathing and the beach.
If you are looking for a quieter and less developed beach, drive or bike to the south end of Estero Island and cross the bridge to Lovers Key State Park. The two-mile long beach has plenty of space to find a sandy spot with some privacy. If you get bored of bombing, swimming and sunning, there are more than five miles of hiking and cycling trails. There is a concession station for rental bikes, canoes and canoes.
For a fun family day trip, consider a trip to Everglades. There are private companies that will pick you up at Fort Myers Beach, take you on a tour of Everglades and get you back safely at the end of the day. Depending on the operator and options you choose, you can enjoy boating, buggy adventures, swamps and driving tours through various habitats in Everglades. You might see a wide range of wildlife and learn a lot about the environment in this area. There are also many options for kayaking.
If you need one day in the sun, or if it's raining in the afternoon, Fort Myers Beach has many fun ways to spend time at home. Fort Myers Beach Theater has four movie screens and serves even dinner, beer and wine. Dining options are essential, but a fun way to combine dinner with a movie.
Ostego Bay Marine Science Center is located on San Carlos Island, which is located between Estero Island and the mainland and still part of Fort Myers Beach. The center contains galleries, interactive shows, aquariums, touch tanks and many special collections. Another fun way to learn about the natural environment in Southwest Florida.
There are many other family activities in the area, including golf adventures, parks, parks and water tours. Just make sure to leave some time to relax on the beach. Sometimes the best beach vacation activity is walking from your beach rental home to the sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. You'll find the Fort Myers Beach experience worth returning to year after year.