Ft. Myers Beach is a seven and one half mile long barrier island located on the southwest coast of Florida, two hours south of Tampa and four hours southwest of Orlando by automobile.
Thirty miles away is a separate community, Ft. Myers, where there is an international airport. Several major airlines service Ft. Myers so inexpensive flights are available year round with the exception of the holiday seasons. Taxi and limo services are available as well as auto rentals to transport visitors to the beach.
Ft. Myers Beach has a long coastline with sugary textured sand, gentle breezes and warm blue/green colored water. There are marinas to rent boats, parasailing, kayak and sailboat vendors and a long fishing pier at the center of the public beach.
Near the public beach is the entertainment district called Times Square where there are six different outside restaurants serving fresh a wide variety of fresh seafood, Mexican and Greek cuisine. In the Times Square area, visitors can relax, enjoy beer, wine and cocktails and watch various street performers. A block away, on old San Carlos Blvd., there are an additional five restaurants and bars often featuring a variety of singer songwriter performers. There are also several shops within this same area.
Municipal buses and an island trolley service inexpensively ferry visitors up and down the island and on to Bonita Springs, a nearby beach community, or off the island, depending upon the destination requirements.
Everything a vacationer would need from grocery and drug stores, a cinema, a gym, a public library, bus and taxi service, is available in this self contained island community.
Ft. Myers Beach has several small and large lodging facilities to accommodate vacationers depending upon their needs.
For the budget conscious traveler, Ft. Myers Beach is a bargain where guests will long to return to year after year.