If you’re looking for fun in the sun, there is plenty to be had on the beaches surrounding Fort Myers. From the peaceful and secluded, natural habitats on Cayo Costa to the action packed shores at Lynn Hall Memorial Park, there is sure to be a place that has your name written in the sand. Lynn Hall is right in the heart of Fort Myers Beach, where you'll find more action than any other sandy destination; restaurants, bars and lots of water sports.
The area's barrier islands of Captiva and Sanibel are world renowned for shelling. There are rules about taking live shells so be sure to check the signs posted along the dunes. The islands also provide prime nesting grounds for Loggerhead Turtles and they are fiercely protected by locals. Turtle nesting season runs from May 1st through October 31st.
While it's not hard finding a great beach to lounge on, parking can be a problem in high season; January through March. Most county parks have a park and pay system that will cost you two dollars an hour. There are private lots that charge a flat rate and a trolley runs from Fort Myers Beach to Bonita. Leave you car for free at Summerlin Square and hop on board for a cheap ride over the scenic Matanzas Pass Bridge.
Here are some of the top spots to put up your umbrella and enjoy the water.