It doesn’t seem like a day at the beach is complete until you’ve stumbled upon a good bar with cold libations and some entertainment to boot. The beaches of Fort Myers have more than a few establishments that cater to the bikini and board short crowds, still salty from the surf, as well as those who want to stay in their street clothes, but still enjoy the balmy Gulf of Mexico air. While not all are directly on sand, these bars aren't more than a block inland.
A longtime favorite with locals and tourists alike is The Cottage, at the Gulfshore on Fort Myers Beach. With a both a bar on the sand and one on a second story deck, the menu is full of variety and the establishment offers great entertainment, all day and night.
Centrally located on Fort Myers Beach, the Junkanoo is a bigger, all around type of bar experience with live music, volleyball nets and watercraft for rent.
On Captiva Island the Mucky Duck is tucked between sea grapes and palm trees, a great find and a good time, especially for sunset.
While most of these bars don’t require shoes, a couple of them have a modest beach dress code. Regardless of what you wear, you’re bound to have a good time at these 10Best beach bars.