Jet skis, wave runners, para-sailing and other water vehicles are available for rent at several beachfront locations. The island is just seven miles long and a mere half-mile wide at the widest point. The star attraction is the beach itself known as the safest beach in the world, with no undertow and glistening white sand that slopes gently into the blue-green waters of the Gulf. You and your family can swim in comfort or stroll along the entire length of the island by its sparkling shores.
True tales have fishermen casting their eyes and rods toward the Gulf of Mexico. Most fishermen go out on party boats where captains take their passengers twenty to fifty miles off shore, where the water is deep and reefs attract a variety of fish that change with the seasons. Amberjack is found in the winter, while grouper and snapper are caught all year and Tarpon, March through May.
A number of marinas rent boats, if you prefer to stay closer to shore or the back bay mangrove islands. Visitors and residents hurry daily to the docks to enjoy and buy the local catches-of-the-day. Ft. Myers Beach is not only a fisherman's paradise, but a seafood lover's paradise as well.
If championship golf is your game, there are more than fifty wonderful courses in Lee County, most within driving distance. With this much competition, green fees and cart rentals are moderate. If you prefer tennis, there are several places on the island--Bay Beach Racquet Club and Bay Oaks to name two.
The national championship volleyball tournaments are held on our island every year.
PARADES & FESTIVALS
FORT MYERS BEACH LIONS CLUB SHRIMP FESTIVAL
March 13 at 10:00 am - March 14 at 12:00 pm
The Fort Myers Beach Lion's Club's Shrimp Festival will kick off on March 13th with the Shrimp Festival Parade at 10:00 am followed by the Shrimp Boil and Festival at Lynn Hall Park. Check out the website for more details. The Lion's Club does an amazing fresh shrimp dinner!
FORT MYERS BEACH
ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
Dates for this event have not been scheduled yet.
Check out this website for more details: https://www.fortmyersbeach.org/list-major-events/
JULY 4TH PARADE
Join your friends and neighbors for the July 4th Parade on Fort Myers Beach. The parade goes from Beach Elementary School to Lynn Hall Park.
Fireworks follow at sunset with a spectacular display over the Gulf of Mexico!
PIRATE FESTIVAL - FORT MYERS BEACH
This event has been postponed due to COVID-19.
The Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival is held each October over Columbus Day Weekend. Pirates roam Fort Myers Beach in traditional pirate garb looking for mates to walk the plank. The pirates tell stories, have a ship to shore battle. Join the Pirates Friday night for a pub crawl. Then on Saturday night break out your pirate best as you join the rowdy pirate crew at the Pirate ball.
SAND CASTLE COMPETITION
November 19 - November 28
See master sand sculptor's from around the world create white sand sculptures that are inspired and sculpted into masterpieces. Try your hand at being a sculptor by putting a team together for the amateur competition or compete in the individual category. In addition to all you have to see, you can also learn from the masters. Join in the fun. For more information go to the Fort Myers Beach sand sculpting website or check out the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce site.
FORT MYERS BEACH
The Fort Myers Beach Swimming Pool is located just two blocks from the Red Coconut and one block off Estero Blvd. It features a two-story slide, lap pool with hydraulic lift, 20' wide Funbrellas, 22,000 gallon Tad Pool Play area, activities for babies and toddlers, a variety of water and land based events and programming throughout the year and an on-site restaurant.