Last Updated on May 21, 2024

Guest Post by Genni Franklin at Traveling Franklins

Fort Myers, located on the Gulf Coast of Florida is renowned for its historic landmarks and charming downtown, but what do visitors really come for?

They come for the breathtaking Fort Myers beaches. The beaches are famous for miles of soft, sandy shores, crystal-clear waters, and gentle Gulf breezes.

As native South Floridians, we’ve been visiting Fort Myers our whole lives and there’s nothing like the white sands of Southwest Florida.

From popular spots like Fort Myers Beach to hidden gems like Bowditch Point Park, it’s easy to see why these beaches are some of the best places and an essential destination for your getaway! 

In September 2022 Fort Myers was hit by Hurricane Ian causing significant damage to several areas including the beaches.

There is a list of current beach openings on the Visit Fort Myers website



panoramic view of Fort Myers Beach with tourists in the shore and beachfront hotels in the background



aerial view of a beautiful island in Lovers Key State Park


 Spend a day on a kayak in Lovers Key! Book the Lovers Key Guided Eco Tour- Mangrove Sanctuary 👈



gorgeous sunset in the bay at Bunche Beach Preserve in Florida


 Explore the waterways in Bunche Beach with this kayak tour! 👉 Guided Kayak Eco Tour – Bunche Beach 



white sands in the shore of a beach in Sanibel Island with the Sanibel Causeway in the background


√ Go on a cruise and witness the best sunset with this tour 👉 Sunset and Dolphin Tour, Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Lighthouse 



white beach on Captiva Island in Florida


 Want to experience Fort Myers’ wildlife on a paddleboard? √ Book the Dolphin and Manatee Adventure Tour of Fort Myers 🛶



ruined woods and trees in the shore of Cayo Costa State Park



lush mangroves along the white sand beach in Bonita Beach Park Florida


 Want to explore the Everglades from Fort Myers?

√ Check out this Everglades Day Safari Tour 👈







beach pier and blue waters of the beach in Fort Myers Beach



Genni Franklin

Genni Franklin

Traveling Franklins

Genni Franklin is a travel blogger based in South Florida. She loves exploring the world on a budget and documenting adventures on her blog Traveling Franklins. She has a background in hospitality, working for companies like Hilton and Marriott. But her true passion is teaching others how to travel more for less because everyone deserves to take their PTO and explore the world on their own budget!



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Booking a last-minute trip to Fort Myers?  

If so, we have you covered.  Here are some top recommended hotels and accommodations!

Top Tours in Fort Myers

Dolphin and Manatee Adventure Tour of Fort Myers (The best wildlife and paddleboard tour in Fort Myers)

Sunset and Dolphin Tour (Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Lighthouse)

Southwest Florida Sunset Sail (Relax on the open waters of Fort Myers)

Lovers Key Guided Eco Tour-Mangrove Sanctuary (Explore Lovers Key in a small guided tour)

Everglades Safari from Fort Myers/Naples Area (Full-day Everglades adventure)

Top Hotels And Accommodations In Fort Myers 

Drury Inn & Suites Fort Myers Airport FGCU (Top-rated hotel near the airport)

Home2 Suites by Hilton Fort Myers Colonial Blvd (Features spacious rooms and an outdoor pool)

Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa (Luxury resort with upscale amenities and facilities with sea view)

Matlacha on Shoreview (Top-rated property with suites and apartment room options)

 Looking To Get Around In Fort Myers?

Check out rental car rates here! 🚗