Beaches

Fort Myers Beaches

Lynn Hall Memorial Park

Lynn Hall Memorial Park, the main public beach, is the central attraction at Fort Myers Beach. It features a newly improved playground for kids, fishing pier, picnic huts, benches, a new information kiosk and loads of shops and restaurants at the Time Square pedestrian mall area, which has lights, palm trees and outdoor tables.

Bowditch Point Park

Bowditch Point Park, just up the road at the north end of Fort Myers Beach, is an unspoiled, uncrowded, wide sandy beach with lots of native vegetation. The peaceful 17-acre park fronts both the bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Amenities include restrooms, showers, changing rooms, picnic tables, grills, hiking paths, benches, bike racks, a handicap-accessible boardwalk to the beach and a beautiful courtyard pavilion. Admission is free.

Beach Access Points Along Estero Boulevard.

In many places along Estero Boulevard, the main road running the length of Fort Myers Beach, you’ll see white fabric signs denoting beach access points.

These are great places to go and just enjoy some peace and quiet, since the beach is much less crowded in these areas. They’re often isolated, so bring a cooler. Some are just a short walk from cafes. Shelling is better along these areas than at the main beach.

Gulf VillasBG-Panoramic

Along The Island Chain.
For even quieter and less populated beach going, you can take Estero Boulevard south to the Big Carlos Pass Bridge, the beginning of an island chain that extends far to the south. Along this island chain, which many consider the scenic jewel of Southwest Florida, you’ll find the Lover’s Key State Recreation Area, with acres of land to explore through nature trails. Fishing is allowed under the boardwalks and at the northern end of the park, which borders Big Carlos Pass. The Gulf of Mexico beach is pristine and the water is clear. Picnic tables are available.

 

Sanibel Beaches

Causeway Beaches
Great for swimming, fishing, windsurfing and picnicking. Pull your vehicle right to the waters edge. There is no fee when you park on the causeway beach. Located along both sides of the road. Restrooms are available.

Lighthouse Beach & Fishing Pier 
This is the site of our historic functioning lighthouse. Located on the eastern tip of Sanibel, wrapping around to the bay side. This is where the t-dock-fishing pier is and a boardwalk nature trail winding through native wetlands. Turn left on Periwinkle Way from the Causeway Road.

Gulfside City Park
Picnic tables and shady pines welcome you, located mid-island on Algiers Lane off Casa Ybel Rd. Mid Island.

Tarpon Bay Beach
Easy parking for recreational vehicles, and a short hike from the parking lot to the beach. Located at the south end of Tarpon Bay Rd. at West Gulf Drive. Mid Island

Bowmans Beach
Pristine and quiet, you won’t find any hotels here. Park and walk over a bridge to secluded white beach. There is an outdoor shower located at this beach. This is the only beach with barbecue grills. Located off Sanibel-Captiva Rd., turn left on Bowmans Beach Rd. Up Island.

Captiva Beaches

Turner Beach (Blind Pass)
Located on both the Sanibel and Captiva side of the Blind Pass Bridge, this beach is popular with shellers and fishermen. Signs warn against swimming because of the swift currents. Located on Sanibel-Captiva Rd. at Blind Pass Bridge.

Captiva Beach
A great place to watch the sunset. There are no restroom facilities here and parking is very limited. Located at the end of Captiva Dr. Parking is free.

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