A crescent shaped island off of Florida’s southwest coast, Fort Myers Beach is a welcoming destination for a vacation on the Gulf of Mexico. Only seven miles long, it offers areas and activities that appeal to everyone. Marinas, casino boats, and fishing charters attract many visitors, and para sailing as well as kayak and jet ski rentals appeal to the active set. Riding a paddle board while standing up presents a new experience in the sun, and helicopter sightseeing tours provide a view of the island from the sky.

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Bathhouses and parking at Lynn Hall Memorial Park offer beach goers an opportunity to spend time on the 600 foot fishing pier. Basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts are located at the Bay Oaks Recreation Center, and looking for shells at Lover’s Key State Recreation Area is a favorite activity. Located off the southern edge of the island, the beaches on Lover’s Key are uniquely beautiful, and popular activities include picnicking, canoeing, bird watching, and walking the nature trails.

Exploring the Northern End

Favorite-Spots-on-Fort-Myers-BeachVisitors can enjoy nightlife in restaurants and bars in Times Square on the north end of the island or relax at a picnic in the natural environment at Bowditch Point Park. A sanctuary at the Matanzas Pass Wildlife Preserve allows visitors to see ospreys and pelicans catch fish in dramatic dives into the water, and boardwalks provide easy passage through 42 acres of wilderness.

A lovely, upscale vacation rental on the north end has room to sleep eight family members or friends. A new pool that is enclosed and heated is a perfect gathering place, and a large deck provides a clear view of the pool area. Close to restaurants as well as the beach, the home features an open concept that provides spacious living in air conditioned comfort. A fenced yard allows space for children or pets to play outside.

Only a short stroll to the beach or just six minutes away from Times Square is a newly renovated home that features a large projection HDTV. Each of the three bedrooms has a bath, a DVD player, and a flat screen HDTV. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy active sports activities outdoors or spectator sports indoors.

Taking Fido on Vacation

Taking a dog on vacation makes everyone happy, prevents worrying about the animal’s welfare, and causes extra expense. A newly decorated home that is in the middle of the island welcomes dogs, even large ones. Just a short walk to the beach, a home that has a heated pool and a hot tub provides excellent relaxation in the Florida sun. Brightly decorated and featuring beach decor, the home has a new kitchen and a living room that allows easy viewing of a 42 inch flat screen TV. Three upstairs bedrooms and two baths provide privacy and seclusion, and the pool deck and grill are perfect for getting together.

This beach town offers something special for everyone.

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