Destination guide

Pack your beach gear for Fort Myers Beach

Heaped with soft sand, Fort Myers Beach is a popular destination for sunbathers and watersport enthusiasts. Whether you want to swim with dolphins, hit the water in a wave runner, or just relax on golden sands, there are plenty of options to tempt you. Located on a barrier island, Fort Myers Beach has many exciting vacation home rentals that put you right near the water’s edge.

Things to do

Natural splendor and wildlife in Fort Myers Beach

A place of spectacular natural beauty, there’s little doubt that the best things to do in Fort Myers Beach involve the landscape. Vacation home rentals can be found near such sites as Cayo Costa Island State Preserve, a large barrier island that’s a prime spot for camping, shelling and fishing, or Yacht Club Community Park, a huge beachside area with picnic areas, a fishing pier and playgrounds. Rotary Park is another fun location with wetlands and exposed mudfalls under the boardwalk to get in touch with the natural environment, and Lighthouse Beach and Fishing Pier offers excellent fishing, a boardwalk nature trail, and the historic Sanibel Island Lighthouse.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Fort Myers Beach

Are you searching for things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that Fort Myers Beach has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sun Splash Water Park (13 mi / 21 km)
  • Jungle Golf Ft. Myers (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Dunes Golf and Tennis Club (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Castle Golf (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Raptor Bay Golf Club (8.1 mi / 13 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Fort Myers Beach

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 92°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Fort Myers Beach

Travelers appreciate the breathtaking sunsets and beautiful ocean views, which is just a taste of what Fort Myers Beach has to offer. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Fort Myers Beach. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lovers Key State Park (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Barefoot Beach (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
  • Fishing Pier Fort Myers Beach (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Bowditch Point Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Bay Oaks Recreation Center (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Matanzaz Pass Preserve (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
Beaches

White sand and gentle surf in Fort Myers Beach

The diverse beaches in Fort Myers Beach offer a little something for every inclination. Vacation homes can be found near exciting beaches, such as Lovers Key State Park, which features hiking, biking, kayaking, and canoeing, while the family-oriented beaches of Lynn Hall Memorial Park are perfect for picnicking and fishing with the kids. Turner Beach has a bounty of seashells and natural artifacts to collect as souvenirs, and Bonita Beach Park offers up-close-and-personal excursions with native wildlife, such as manatees, dolphins, and birds.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Fort Myers Beach

The nearest airport is in Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.), located 13.4 mi (21.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Naples, FL (APF-Naples Municipal), which is 23.8 mi (38.3 km) away.

Getting around

Transportation in Fort Myers Beach

One of the biggest advantages of vacationing in Fort Myers Beach is its convenient location. Though it’s away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Fort Myers Beach vacation rentals put you within reach of the best attractions. Limousines and taxis run from the local airport and throughout the area, trolleys move between the beaches, and rental cars are available to explore Fort Myers Beach on your own time. You can also walk or bike through the area, which is a popular mode of transport for locals.

Family friendly

Beachside fun with the kids in Fort Myers Beach

With so many activities and natural areas, Fort Myers Beach is an excellent vacation spot for families. Many vacation homes are available near family-friendly beaches and attractions, such as the Causeway Beaches, a nice spot to fish, windsurf, or view the waters, or Bowditch Point Regional Park, a park with an estuarine, upland pine forest, and beautiful mangrove-lined beach. Everglades Day Safari wildlife tours through cypress swamps are exciting for kids as well, and the Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center is an ideal place to teach children about marine life and conservation.

Good for couples

Rekindle the romance in Fort Myers Beach

The romantic sunset views and relaxing atmosphere of Fort Myers Beach vacation homes ensure you have the time and privacy to spend quality time with your significant other. Captiva Beach is one of the top romantic locations, especially with its awe-inspiring sunsets, and Little Hickory Island Beach Park is a wide, white-sand beach that’s perfect for a long day of swimming and sunning. You could also learn more about the history of the area at Mound Key Archaeological State Park, an island with shells deposited by the Calusa Indians over 2,000 years ago, or explore the mangrove shoreline and natural sabal palm and oak hammock of near the boardwalk at Matanzas Pass Preserve.

Can I find a vacation rental around Fort Myers Beach?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 8,686 vacation rentals near Fort Myers Beach. From 4,022 Condos/Apartments to 3,587 Houses, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the Fort Myers Beach area.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Fort Myers Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Fort Myers Beach:

  • Mid Island: 1,243 vacation rentals
  • South Island: 1,067 vacation rentals
  • Winklers: 387 vacation rentals
  • Siesta Isle: 35 vacation rentals
  • Laguna Shores: 607 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Fort Myers Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Fort Myers Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Times Square: 1,736 vacation rentals
  • Lovers Key: 10,555 vacation rentals
  • Jungle Golf Ft. Myers: 10,056 vacation rentals
  • Bowditch Point Park: 10,045 vacation rentals
  • Santini Marina Shopping Plaza: 10,157 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fort Myers Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Fort Myers Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 4,022 Condos/Apartments in Fort Myers Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Fort Myers Beach include:

  • Houses: 3,587 rentals available
  • Villas: 597 rentals available
  • Cottages: 148 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Fort Myers Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 7,347 vacation rentals with pool available in Fort Myers Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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