Fort Myers Beaches
Fort Myers Beaches

Fort Myers Beaches

Looking for a lively vacation on a Florida beach? The best beaches for playing in the sun and dancing under the stars line Fort Myers Beach.

Among the top Florida beaches, Fort Myers Beach beaches range from sequestered and natural to fun-loving and active. Seven-mile-long Estero Island boasts soft, white sands that run along resorts, condos, bars, restaurants, and the famous Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier.

To the south, Lovers Key State Park regularly wins awards for its secluded sands, recreational opportunities, and wedding gazebo venue.

Important information you need to know about the parking on Fort Myers Beach….

Short Term Parking: short term parking or metered parking, is located on Old San Carlos Blvd., Estero Blvd., Center St., and and Fifth St.; metered spaces have a 2 hour time limit and cost $2 per hour (coin change machines are available on Center St. and next to the Shipwreck Store on Old San Carlos Blvd.) Meters are monitored 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., seven days a week.

Long Term Parking: Long term parking is available on all beaches access streets and in the lot under the Matanzas Pass Bridge, the cost is $2 per hour and there is not time limit. Tow of the beach accesses, Palm Ave. and Connecticut, offer Pay and Display machines, wich allow you to pay with credit card as well.

 Prohibited Parking

  • On the side walk
  • In the wrong direction (against the flow of traffic)
  • In a handicapped space without a valid permit
  • In a fire lane
  • In areas officially marked as prohibited.

Bowditch Point Regional Park

Open from dawn to dusk 7 days a week, Bowditch beach is located at the end of the island (Estero Blvd); for its great location offers an opportunity for bird watching, walking, swimming and beautiful sunsets.

Beach Details
  • Over 75 parking spaces within the park, cost $1 per hour (no partial hours) payments accepted in nickels, dimes, quarters, one dollar coins, one & five dollar bills and credit card. (No change is given)
  • Maximum vehicle length 20 feet
  • No trailer or vehicle trailer parking is permitted
  • Tables and grills available, first come first serve
  •  A concession  area for rest, variety of food items, gifts and souvenirs
  • Restroom and changing facilities

The Pier & Lynn Hall Memorial Park

Lynn Hall Memorial Park is located on Fort Myers Beach next to ‘Times Square” in the heart of Downtown next to restaurants and shopping places. The parking lot is open from 6:00 am-11:00pm.

Beach Details
  • More than 100 parking spaces at $2 per hour (no partial hours) payments accepted in nickels, dimes, quarters, one dollar coins, one, five & ten dollar bills and most major credit card. (No change is given)
  • Maximum vehicle length 20 feet
  • No trailer or vehicle trailer parking is permitted
  • Playground for kids
  • Shelters with grills for picnic are available, first come first serve
  • Outside showers
  • Bathrooms

Lover’s Key

To the south, Lovers Key State Park regularly wins awards for its secluded sands, recreational opportunities, wedding gazebo venue and a great variety of wildlife from West Indian manatees, bottlenose dolphins, roseate spoonbills, marsh rabbits & bald eagles.  Lover’s Key is located between Bonita Beach and Fort Myers Beach on Estero Blvd.

Beach Details
  • Open form 8:00am – sunset
  • There is a $8 entrance fee per vehicle (2-8 persons), $4 for single vehicle and $3 per bicyclist or walker
  • Restrooms, showers and picnic tables
  • Popular activities from fishing, walking trails, canoeing, Kayaking and volleyball court.

Public Beach Accesses

Fort Myers Beach maintains 25 public beaches accesses on the Gulf side of Estero Island; these are marked and easily accessed from Estero Blvd.


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