Fort Myers Beaches along with Sanibel Island Beaches

Are one of the main reasons why people move to our area. The next reason is more and likely the temperature during winter when it’s 50 to 60° here it is will 5 to 10° below zero up north. The best part about our area is when it does drop into the 30 and 40 it is first thing in the morning and only lasts for a few hours or so then it starts to climb back up to the 50 and 60s by mid afternoon most of the time. A lot people find it funny that you see the locals in long pants and jackets while the people from up north are in t-shirts and short pants and going to the beaches. If you like the idea of living here Please let Tamure assist you in finding your dream home. You will not be sorry.

Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach

A) Bowditch Point Regional Park: This peaceful 17 acre park fronts both the bay Bowditch Pointand the Gulf. Amenities include rest rooms, showers,changing rooms, picnic tables, grills, hiking paths, bike racks, a handicap accessible boardwalk to the beach and beautiful courtyard pavilion, which can be rented for weddings and private parties. Directions: Take Matanzas Pass Bridge onto the beach. Turn right at foot of bridge, follow Estero Blvd. to the end. Parking fees are .75 cents an hour or $3.00 a day park free at main street park and ride the trolley which runs every 15 minutes for 25 cents one way.

B) Lynn Hall Memorial Park: This beach has a huge parking lot. You pay .75 an Lynn Hall hour. Get there before 11a.m. to get a good spot. Amenities include bathrooms, paid lockers, soda machines, newly improved playground for the kids, fishing pier, picnic huts and loads of shops and restaurants around the newly improved Times Square. Directions: Turn right at foot of Matanzas Pass Bridge. Left off North Estero Blvd.

C) Motel Row:   If you walk southeast of Lynn Hall Park there is a great number of Motel Rowmotels one being the world famous Lani Kai Island Resort. The greatest number of 18 to 35 year old singles are apt to be in this area. There's not a particularly wide stretch of sand but there is plenty of beach bars, places to rent Wave runners ($25-$35 for 30 minutes), parasailing at ($35-$60 a ride), jet boating ($50 hr.) and Hobie catting at ($35 hr.).

D) Assorted  Beach Access Points along Estero Blvd: Driving along Estero Blvd. keep your open and you'll see white fabric signs denoting beach access points. Parking is $1.00 via pay stations or meters, although some have no parking. These are great places to just go and enjoy the beach. No amenities just peace and quiet.

E) Lover's Key State Recreation Area: These are acres of land to explore through Lovers Keynature trails. The beach is pristine and the water is clear. Picnic tables are available on the beach. The parking is $4 a car with 2-8 people. $2 single person; $1 for pedestrians. Fishing is allowed under the boardwalks and to the northern end of the park. Directions: Follow Estero Blvd. south, cross over to Black Island. You will see a sign to the right.

F) Carl E. Johnson Park, Black Island: This beach you will find picnic areas andCarl Johnson volleyball nets on the bay side, before the park entrance. Parking is $4 a car.  The water is clean the sand is medium quality. This beach does have bathrooms. Directions: Just south of Lover's Key on Black Island before Bontia Beach.

Alcohol:  Prohibited on Lee County beaches. Only allowed on Fort Myers Beach in front of bars and hotels that sell it . Not allowed on Sanibel this time of year.

 

Sanibel Island Beaches

Sanibel Island is home to many lovers of the environment. From individuals to citizen groups to elected city officials, many decisions are made based on the goals of preserving nature, helping wildlife thrive and keeping Sanibel unique. The island's big draw, besides its ritzy reputation, is the beach. The public beaches have paid parking. The cost for general parking is $2.00 hour. Shell collectors like to comb the beaches but now are prohibited from taking live shells. There is a $6.00 bridge toll to get to Sanibel.

Sanibel Island has 6,016 permanent residents and 12,000 part-time residents. Landmarks are, the historic Sanibel Lighthouse, Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, Marina Habitat Foundation, Care and Rehabilitation of Wildlife (C.R.O.W.) and the Sanibel Historical Village.
Sanibel Island Beaches

Lighthouse Park Beach

A) Lighthouse Park Beach: The beach is long, but not much width. Medium sand quality, good shelling, large shade trees by parking area. Directions: Left on Periwinkle Way. Look for signs.

B) Gulfside City Park / Algiers Beach:Gulfside City Park   This beach is a wonderful place  for picnics, it has tables in a shaded expanse along with restrooms. Many say this is a well-kept secret, hard to find but worth it. Directions: Right on Periwinkle Way, left on to Casa Ybel Road to West Gulf Road. Turn left on Algiers Lane.

Tarpon Bay Road Beach
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  Tarpon Bay Road Beach: This beach has lots of parking even for large vehicles It has high sand quality, good shelling and nice clean bathrooms. Directions: Right on Periwinkle Way, left on Tarpon Bay Road.



D) Bowman's Beach:
This beach is probably one Bowmans Beachof the most popular beaches on the island. Medium sand quality; but great shelling. There is a bit of a hike to the beach from your car. It's kind of isolated, but that's what's great about it. Amenities include picnic tables, pay phone, bathrooms and bike racks. Directions: Right on Periwinkle Way, left on Tarpon Bay Road. Turn right, head north to Sanibel-Captiva Road. From this road turn left to Bowman Beach Road.

E) Turner Beach, Captiva: This beach is just past the bridge to Captiva. A great placeTurner Beach for sunsets and romantics. This area has great fishing form the beach and the rock jetty. Swimmers should stay away from the bridge area. The water gets deep quickly and there can be a strong undertow. So stay away from the strong currents and move farther down the beach. The sand quality is good.  There are bars and restaurants nearby across the street. Directions: Right on Periwinkle Way, left on Sanibel-Captiva road to Blind Pass.

F) Sanibel Causeway Beaches:   This is a very long, thin stretch of Causeway Beachesbeach starts just before the toll gate and continues along the causeway. It's fun to watch the windsurfers, boats and dolphins, but don't expect a nice, soft beach to sit on. Take A chair. Water's shallow. Fishing's good. Bathrooms are available. The best part is the free parking. Park wherever you want. A no-hassles beach not under Sanbel jurisdiction.

 

 

 

 


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