Top ChoiceSeafood in Fort Myers Beach

Dixie Fish Company

Next to Doc Ford's and under the same ownership, this fish house recently opened in a 1937 wooden structure that originally contained a fish market. The catch comes straight off the local crab and shrimping...

Park in Fort Myers Beach

Bowditch Point Park

At the island's northernmost tip, Bowditch is a favorite with families and picnickers. The small parking lot ($2 per hour) fills up fast, so come early. There's a good snack bar, free boat dockage, and kayak and...

State Park in Fort Myers Beach

Lovers Key State Park

In the mood for a good hike, bike or kayak, with a chance to spot manatees in spring and summer? Come to Lovers Key, just south (and over a bridge) from Estero Island. Canals and 2.6 miles of trails around inner...

Seafood in Fort Myers Beach

Doc Ford's

Part-owner Randy Wayne White once lived on the marina here, and he named this scenic wharf eatery, which has two sister restaurants in Sanibel and Capitva, after his beloved mystery-novel protagonist, marine...

Seafood in Fort Myers Beach

Fresh Catch Bistro

This nautically themed bistro is a cut above other seafood restaurants on the beach. Inside, a wall of windows frames stunning sunsets or lightning streaks across the waves, and a vaulted wooden roof arcs over...

Breakfast in Fort Myers Beach

Heavenly Biscuit

This unassuming shack offers two genuine delights: sumptuous fresh-baked buttermilk biscuits – overflowing with eggs, cheese and bacon – and delectable cinnamon rolls. Eat directly off the waxed paper on the tiny...

Bar in Fort Myers Beach

Smokin' Oyster Brewery

You can rock up in your bathing suit and flip-flops at this open-air beach bar just steps from Fort Myers Beach. Order a platter of oysters or a bucket of steamed shrimp, corn and red potatoes (mains $6 to $14)....

Beach in Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach is long, long, long. The southern end is dominated by condos, with very little public access. The low-key middle has a large number of end-of-road access points with metered lots. The northern...

Seafood in Fort Myers Beach

Beached Whale

The breezy upstairs deck is a long-standing favorite for a reliable sunset meal with Gulf views; go for either grilled seafood or sticky-sweet barbecue. An older crowd creates a friendly vibe in this...

Pub in Fort Myers Beach

Beach Pub

A walk-up beach bar a couple miles down from Times Sq, this place offers a chill vibe, frequent live music and beach volleyball courts. There's an apartment upstairs that's perfect for stumbling up to after an...

Food & Drink in Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival

For two weekends in early March, Fort Myers celebrates the glorious Gulf pink shrimp with parades, beauty queens, craft fairs and lots of cooking.