A trip to Florida’s beautiful gulf coast doesn’t have to break the bank! It’s not too late to plan an affordable summer vacation in sunny Fort Myers Beach. We have some great suggestions to help you save money and make fun memories your family will remember for a lifetime.

Affordable Summer Activities in Fort Myers Beach

Who doesn’t love a day lounging by the shore? For a change of pace, there is so much to do in the Fort Myers Beach area to keep everyone in your family happy! Try some of these ideas for an affordable day of fun, on or off the water.

Visit the Mound House museum and learn more about the history of this 2,000-year-old Calusa Indian Shell Mound and the surrounding natural environment. Take a tour or a kayak eco-tour and explore this unique archaeological experience.

Kayak, canoe, or paddle board around Lover’s Key State Park. It’s easy to rent equipment or arrange for a guided estuary tour and enjoy the beautiful beach while you’re here. The Discovery Center offers excellent exhibits for kids to learn more about local animal habitats, wildlife, and native plants.

Cast a line off the Fort Myers Beach Pier (no license required). On a good day, you might catch Spanish mackerel, flounder, cobia, pompano, spotted sea trout, redfish, black drum, bluefish, sheepshead, or mangrove snapper. You might even see a sting ray!

While you’re at the pier area, stroll around Times Square for shopping and dining. Enjoy live music and even holiday fireworks from this iconic FMB location! 

Affordable Fort Myers Beach Vacation Rentals

Blue Lizard Fort Myers Beach Vacation Home Pool and Patio View
Blue Lizard Fort Myers Beach Vacation Home Pool and Patio View

Blue Lizard is a tastefully decorated three-bedroom vintage home located just 650 feet from the beach with a private, heated pool and large fenced-in backyard area. A gas and charcoal grill make it easy to prepare burgers and steaks. The outdoor shower helps to rinse sand and salt water, and the backyard gate leads you to the beach access.
Every part of this charming beach house has been upgraded, renovated, or restored. Its bright, airy look offers outdoor space with plenty of comfortable seating. Beach chairs and a beach cart are available for guest use. 

Happy Daze Fort Myers Beach Rental Exterior View with patio.
Happy Daze Fort Myers Beach Rental Exterior View

Happy Daze is a short, three-minute walk from our white sand beach! This newly decorated, three-bedroom home has a new pool. After a fun day on the beach, you can come home and take a refreshing dip in the pool and toss some burgers on the grill. The pool area is complete with a TV and refrigerator to keep all your beverages and grilling items cold. Inside, Happy Daze offers a comfortable living room, a spacious dining room with seating for everyone, and a well-equipped kitchen. The kitchen opens to the pool area and a cute, covered patio.
There is lots of space for fun for the whole family! Enjoy a game of ping pong under the covered patio, or gather your teams for a game of cornhole or darts!
Beach amenities include a new outdoor shower adjacent to the pool. The front yard offers another patio for relaxing under stately oaks. 

Heavenly Cottage Fort Myers Beach Vacation Home Aerial Photo, showing proximity to beach front.
Heavenly Cottage Fort Myers Beach Vacation Home Aerial Photo

Heavenly Cottage is a true beach house, just a few yards from the beachfront. The upper deck has a wonderful view of the Gulf of Mexico. You’ll love the first-level open floor plan. The lush, tropical landscape makes this home feel like a true escape. You’ll love the location, less than a quarter-mile to Times Square, the Fort Myers Beach Pier, shops, and restaurants, with easy on/off island access. 

Miramar Palms Fort Myers Beach Vacation Rental Living Room, decorated in blue, tan, and brown.
Miramar Palms Fort Myers Beach Vacation Rental Living Room

Miramar Palms is the epitome of “Old Florida Charm.” Neatly manicured with an oversized driveway, the curb appeal here is impressive. The living and dining rooms offer plenty of seating for your family. You’ll appreciate the gas range for quick meals! This Fort Myers Beach vacation rental is the perfect choice for a family with three or four kids or for parents and young children. 

The pool area is complete with an outdoor dining area and a gas grill. You’ll enjoy the hot tub after a long day at the beach! This location is four homes away from the bay and an easy four-minute walk to the beach access. 

Next-Ta-Sea Fort Myers Beach Vacation Rental Aerial View with beachfront in background.
Next-Ta-Sea Fort Myers Beach Vacation Rental Aerial View

Next-Ta-Sea is pet-friendly (small dog) and a fabulous three-bedroom home in a great mid-island location, just a five-minute walk to Publix, Snook Bight Marina, and the award-winning Bayfront Bistro. Did we mention it’s right across the street from the gorgeous strip of beach? The upstairs offers an open floor plan including a new, fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and an oversized sofa. Watch the big game right here or have a family movie night, or break out the games for a competitive game night!
The expansive pool area has space for dining and just hanging out. Beach access is right across the street, so book soon. You will be so glad you did!

The Grand Mango Fort Myers Beach Vacation Rental Front Exterior View.
The Grand Mango Fort Myers Beach Vacation Rental Front Exterior View

The Grand Mango has space for you and the family to gather, laugh, and enjoy being together. A sparkling heated pool, huge, screened lanai, and the best of tropical Florida island living awaits! This super spacious home is close to everything you love in the Fort Myers Pier and Times Square area, and is just a short walk from the beach.
The first level provides family fun with your own private tiki bar, foosball table, TV, and opens to the pool area. The second level offers a huge living room as part of the open-concept kitchen, dining, and living room. Also on this level are three king bedrooms, each opening to a covered deck overlooking the pool area.
The huge, screened lanai includes tables for outdoor dining, comfy seating, a huge TV, and a cornhole game. Choose this property and enjoy Gulf glimpses from the living room window and a view of Estero Bay from the back deck.

Let Us Help You Find The Perfect Fort Myers Beach Vacation Rental

We have the best selection of Fort Myers Beach vacation rentals waiting for you! Some of the most popular choices are pet-friendly homes, beachfront homes, properties with a private pool, or just a short walk away from the beach. If you need assistance with planning your stay, give us a call. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff would be happy to assist you. We hope to see you for a fantastic, affordable summer stay!