Top things to do in Fort Myers Beach

Top Choice Seafood 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 boats, w…
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 pad…
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 isl…
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 biologi…
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 linen…
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 po…
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). Cau…
Cultural in Fort Myers Beach

American Sandsculpting Championship

Four-day national sand-sculpting event, with amateur and pro divisions, usually held in early November.
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 Times…
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 unpretentious l…