Fort Myers is the definitive Florida escape, and our vacation rental homes in Fort Myers Beach (Estero Island) offer world-class luxurious accommodations with direct access to the best that this coastal city has to offer.
Our guests come to our vacation rentals and exclusive lodging options from all over the world to soak in the divine Southwest Coast of Florida, near relaxing beaches, historic attractions, breathtaking nature parks, shopping boutiques and acclaimed restaurants.
Fort Myers Beach has plenty of facilities for short term rentals or a long and rejuvenating vacation. Our Fort Myers Beach and Fort Myers homes provide the loveliest opportunity to escape in fashion while having every comfort you could want right at your doorstep.
As an added bonus, this beach town also has plentiful natural parks and outdoor locations that showcase Florida’s finest native scenery.
Unwind on stunning beaches, trek through sand paths on foot, paddle through tidal lagoons, explore hardwood hammocks and freshwater marshes, watch the sunset on the Gulf of Mexico, and bike or hike along many breathtakingly scenic paths located near numerous budget-friendly homes for rent.
Read on for ten exciting things to do while staying in Fort Myers Beach to help you plan the best possible adventure, but you’ll easily find even more to do while staying here!
WHAT TO DO
Play at the Bay Oaks Recreation Center
Fort Myers Beach has plenty of facilities for sports and recreation. The Bay Oaks Recreation Center is one top option, being a community-based recreation center that is heavily used by local children for a variety of after school, recreational & athletic activities. Contact: 2731 Oak St. (239) 765-4222
Guests come far and wide to let loose at the gymnasium with two full-sized basketball courts, water park, outdoor tennis courts, swimming pool, baseball fields, disc golf course and indoor fitness rooms. Bay Oaks has something for people of all ages staying at the many seasonal rental homes in the area.
Fish the Day Away
Fort Myers Beach is truly a fisherman’s paradise. You can opt to fish from the pier at the beach where there are a lot game fish to be caught, including Spotted Sea Trout, Sheepshead, Snook and many other species.
You can also hire a fish charter at an affordable cost for productive guided inshore or deep sea fishing excursion. Alternatively, if you’re a pro, you can also take a private boat out to deeper waters and try catching some game fish.
Go on a Dolphin or Shelling Cruise
Dolphins are some of the most fascinating creatures on the planet and are found in abundance here While you are in Fort Myers Beach, make it a point to go on a dolphin or shelling cruise. Let the beauty of these creatures move you and take photos of the friendly dolphins. Learn about sea- life from the marine biologists who often accompany tourists on such cruises.
Book any of the available accommodations for a long tour. Get to know about other sea creatures such as urchins, conchs and see stars. See them in their natural habitat. It is bound to be an enlightening and educational experience. You can also often collect shells as memoirs of your stay in this town.
Visit the Beach
You’ll get unrivaled access to private stretches of beach with white sand and clear warm waters for swimming and ocean fun. The beachfront views available from our lodging options are quite stunning.
The emerald waters and soft sand beneath your feet will steal your attention. Enjoy any number of watersports here, from parasailing to kayaking to swimming. You could also opt to laze around the beach and acquire that tan you have long desired.
Step right outside your rental and take a long walk on the beach on cool and soft white sand. Bring the family pet along as well, with several suitable choices for pet-friendly accommodations.
Plan adventures in nearby parks on day trips or just stay along the shore. The beaches are here for our rental home guests to take in the best of Florida living.
Shop at the Fort Myers Beach Farmers Market
No town is complete without a farmer’s market. This local farm-fresh gathering showcases the best of Fort Myer’s local side. Located under the Sky Bridge, this seasonal tradition is a necessary stop for visitors. Hours: November-April; Fridays 7:30am-11:30am
WHAT TO SEE
Visit Bowditch Point Park
Bowditch Point Park has some of the most scenic views on Estero Island, with glorious sunsets, facilities and a bit of quietness compared other parts of Fort Myers Beach: exactly what many short-term rental home guests are looking for.
Take long walks in this park and explore all the beauty it has to offer. Like a few other parks in town, you will get to see plenty of wildlife including gopher tortoises shorebirds and the occasional dolphin.
Visit Matanzas Pass Preserve
Looking to see native Southwest Floridian wildlife and plants in their natural habitat? Then a visit to the Matanzas Pass Preserve on Estero Island is a must. The 60-acre preserve is enveloped in peace and tranquility, and you won’t have to travel far as it’s on Estero Island.
Here, you will see plenty of native wildlife species, such as rabbits, snakes, raccoons, turtles, and hawks. You’ll also get the chance to explore four different plant habitats, including tidal swamps, Black Mangrove forests, coastal grassland and maritime hammocks. The preserve is almost entirely undeveloped, and you can choose from a variety of educational tours or guide yourself along the way.
Explore the Newton House
Newton Park is a beachfront property and a historic home, rich in island history. The park is heavily associated with Jim and Ellie Newton – Newton Park’s very own famous family. The two had extensive friendships with Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Charles Lindbergh, and others.
These get-togethers resulted in many fantastic and immortal stories, and guests of our vacation rental homes can visit the park to see some of the evidence left behind of these off-the-cuff and casual historical gatherings. Location: 4650 Estero Blvd.
The Fort Myers Beach Library
The library is free for guests of our local vacation rental homes with a temporary pass. Here you’ll find a wide variety of materials, internet access and WiFi available to the public, along with ongoing events and community classes. Contact: 2755 Estero Blvd. (239) 765-8162
Lynn Hall Memorial Park
Lynn Hall Memorial Park is located in Fort Myers Beach, next to our “Times Square” in the heart of downtown. Vacation rental home guests can take a stop at the park after shopping in the nearby district. The trolley frequently runs to and from the beach so that you can avoid parking hassles.
WHERE TO EAT
The dining experience in Fort Myers Beach is incredible too, with a number of great restaurants offering mouth-watering food ranging from multiple cuisines and price points.
There’s a perfect restaurant for everyone here, such as pubs and grills to grab a quick sandwich before you’re about to hop on your next water activity, or fine dining restaurants to enjoy the memorable nightlife this place has to offer.
Enjoy sipping tropical drinks and dancing to the tunes of the locals and various live music bands along the beach in the evenings. Hop aboard a cruise to enjoy a meal on the deck and soak in the top-notch sunset views.
Plan Your Vacation in Fort Myers Beach
The tourist attractions in Fort Myers Beach are many and varied. It doesn’t matter what gets the adrenaline pumping through your veins – our island town has something for you. You can also enjoy a vibrant nightlife, fantastic restaurants, and shopping at unique stores in addition to the attractions mentioned above.
Any time spent at Fort Myers Beach is bound to be both memorable and fun, but you’ll have even more to do and explore in nearby Fort Myers! Let us help you find your ideal lodging option including beachfront accommodations in Fort Myers Beach on scenic Estero Island by calling us at (800) 806-4586.