Fort Myers Beach on Estero Island is 7 miles of sugar sand beach-front along the inviting Gulf of Mexico. The gentle sloping shoreline, calm waters and relaxed atmosphere make Fort Myers Beach a favourite with families. The location is also ideal for a day trip to the Everglades or a visit to the secluded islands of nearby Sanibel and Captiva. The town of Fort Myers offers many golf courses, shopping malls and attractions including the winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.
Connected to the mainland by a 3 mile causeway, Sanibel Island is truly a special place. The only ‘main’ road on Sanibel is Periwinkle Way which winds its way through the centre of the crescent shaped island lined with trees and bike paths. Biking is a favourite form of transport on Sanibel and is a great way to ease yourself into the unhurried pace. The ‘Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge is a 5,000 acre preservation area which can be enjoyed via a scenic biking, walking or driving route. Captiva is the sister island, just over a small bridge from Sanibel, and stretching for 5 miles to its northern tip. Captiva is a beach ‘village’ and a beautiful unspoilt destination.
Sporting activities - cycling, tennis, golf, boating, kayaking – or just a leisurely stroll at sunset on the crystal-white sandy beach – do as much or as little as you please. Dining options are numerous and varied, from fine waterfront dining at Thistle Lodge Sanibel to the more casual eateries and bars such as Flippers on Lovers Key or the Mucky Duck on Captiva. Shop at outlets and indoor malls on the mainland or in the clusters of shops and boutiques tucked unobtrusively among tropical landscaping on Sanibel. Browse the shops of Times Square on Estero Island then sit and relax while watching the street performers. A sub-tropical climate where you are able to be outdoors all year round together with so many activities to choose from give the Ft Myers-Sanibel area its distinction as one of the top travel destinations in the US.