Fort Myers Beach Florida Vacation Pictures
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Fort Myers Beach Times Square is named after the clock that sits at one end of a one block pedestrian street. There are quite a few restaurant and bars located in and near the square, and the typical oversized beach apparel shops. There are also plenty of condos and motels in the area so driving doesn't have to be an issue once you're in this central location. If anything is going on this is the place to be especially once the sun starts going down. However, if you are after a quieter beach experience then head to the southern end of Estero Island where you can find old fashioned beach cottages and high end condominiums.
Above: This picture was taken at about 8 a.m. on the 4th of July. As you can see there are very few people on the beach. And if you want some beach chair property for you and your family then early is the name of the game. Finding a parking spot is easier in the morning as well as the paid parking lot fills very quickly.
Above: This picture was taken at about 2 p.m. on 4th of July. This is peak time for any beach bunny to get a tan and walk along the water edge. The strip of island in the distance is Sanibel & Captiva Islands and this is where you would go if you don't want to be part of the crowded beach scene. You have to cross a toll bridge but maybe that is worth it to you for more solitude.
Above: You can't see a sunrise over the beach in Fort Myers but you can watch it rise over the Caloosahatchee River. Kayaking or boating along the Caloosahatchee River is a must do while in the area. The river travels from Lake Okeechobee in the middle of the state and exits in Cape Coral. If you want to see a beach sunrise then go to Ormond Beach or the more popular Daytona Beach.
Above: Picture of beached boat. A celebratory holiday weekend plus low tide equals beached boat. Lots of boats anchor out close to shore. The boat's passengers then swim to the beach to play around for a bit, all the while keeping an eye out on the tide. However, the owner of this boat went missing in action. Check out this picture for a bird's eye view of the Fort Myers Beach sandbar, boats, and sun bathers..
Above: The sunsets on the west coast of Florida are spectacular. Every evening the sunsets can look different depending on clouds and moisture in the air.
The Fort Myers Beach Pier is a popular family destination with a full day of activities. Enjoy the quiet ocean waves of the Gulf of Mexico while listening to island music from a local restaurant and bar. Stroll through streets for shopping or people watching and enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of South Florida. Lovers Key State Park is one of the top 10 beaches in the US offering boating, fishing, swimming, and shelling. Trout, redfish, snook, and tarpon are caught seasonally. It is home to West Indian manatees, bottlenose dolphins, roseate spoonbills, marsh rabbits, and bald eagles.
Fort Myers Beach and Lovers Key State Park
Bonita Springs Beach, Dog Beach
Captiva Island Beach
Sanibel Island Beach - Unique Sanibel Island catches an abundance of sea shells from the Gulf of Mexico because it lies east and west instead of north and south like most other islands. Sanibel is known for it's shells and people from all over the world come to do "The Sanibel Stoop".
From December 2005 to February 2006 the average temperatures we experienced on South Florida beaches was a high of 80 degrees and lows of 65 degrees. It only rained about three days in the three months we were there. Visit Eagle bus or Lag bus for information on Eagle bus models and Lag bus models.
If you want a different view of but not directly on the beach try staying along the Estero Bay. This is a great location to view the wildlife from birds to manatees to dolphins. The Matanzas Pass Preserve is 60 acres with a boardwalk and trail system through mangroves and oaks and other native Florida plant species that support the local wildlife. The preserve gives you the opportunity to see what the area was like before big business took over in Fort Myers Beach Florida Vacation.