Fort Myers Beach, Florida is a beautiful sand island, made from powder soft sand which gleams white in the almost permanent sunshine of the South Gulf Coast of Florida. Fort Myers Beach is Florida’s ‘tropical island getaway’, with a wonderful taste of ‘old Florida’. Amazingly, Fort Myers Beach remains really affordable, despite the sheer luxury of many of the villas and the amazing amount of activities and attractions available.
The gently sloping sands of Fort Myers Beach are an absolute delight to visit. The beach stretches for as far as the eye can see, providing a stunning contrast to the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The beach is absolutely ideal for family holidays too, having been tagged as the world’s safest beach due to the off-shore sand bars and gently sloping coastline. All along the 7km of beach at Fort Myers Beach are a selection of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, as well as beachside parks, fishing piers and water sports centres.
There is a huge amount to do on the water too. Fort Myers Beach is known as an exquisite fishing spot, and whether you decide to try your luck from the beach or take a boat on a deep sea fishing expedition, there is a good chance that you can land a record fish. Larger sea animals, including dolphin, can sometimes be seen off Fort Myers Beach, Florida, and if you would like to have a chance to see them, enquire at the Fort Myers Beach tourist information office which is located at the base of the pier. Sailing holidays also thrive from Fort Myers Beach accommodation. Power boats and kayaks can also be rented for your further exploration of the coast.
There are many top class attractions worth investigating from a villa in Fort Myers Beach. The winter estates of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford are both found locally, and the Koreshan State Historic Site is highly famous locally and well worth investigation. Nature lovers shall be more interested in the Lee County Manatee Park on the Orange River, where these huge lumbering beasts can be seen in their natural habitat. The Shell Factory and Nature Park is also well worth a visit from a Fort Myers Beach house, especially if you have children with you.
Everglades tours are very easily organised from Fort Myers Beach. The Everglades are an absolutely remarkable place to explore, with scenery which will excite and inspire. Touring some of the many miles of waterways through the Everglades is a fascinating experience, especially if you see manatees or any of the other wildlife which thrives in the region.
The weather in Fort Myers Beach is exceptional. The sun shines daily, with average monthly temperatures remaining between 21˚C and 31˚C throughout the year. There genuinely is no bad time to visit a self catering Fort Myers Beach holiday rental, and although July and August are the hottest and most popular times to visit, the beach never becomes too crowded.
There are no direct flights from the UK to Southwest Florida Airport (RSW), but with a quick stop in either Paris or Atlanta, you can still reach a holiday rental in Fort Myers Beach with ease.