Fort Myers Beach Attractions

A Myriad of Exciting Activities Awaits

Florida’s southwest coast is dotted with dozens of sun-splashed beaches and must-see attractions – and Fort Myers Beach is the perfect home-base for exploring them all. 

Our full-service resort is located just a short distance from several pristine recreation areas, including Lover’s Key State Park, Bowditch Point Park, and Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Guests looking to indulge in a little retail therapy can find their bliss at the outlet malls, Times Square, or even in Old Naples. Sports fans can watch the MLB’s Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox prepare during Spring Training, and everyone will enjoy the wide selection of oceanfront dining options scattered throughout the city.

Learn more about the area surrounding our Fort Meyers beach resort by using the map below, or viewing our on-site activities.

Old Naples

The heart and soul of Naples, this pastel-colored neighborhood of shops, restaurants, galleries and coconut palms captures the historic charm of one of Florida's most beloved cities.

Key West Express

A three-hour, air-conditioned ride on this high-speed ferry brings you to sunny Key West for a day trip or an overnight adventure.

Centennial Park

Head to downtown Fort Myers to Centennial Park for fun events and the year-round Farmer’s Market on Friday and Saturday mornings.

Bell Tower Shops

Lush flowers and splashing fountains make Fort Myers’ Bell Tower Shops a favorite destination for open-air shopping and dining. Williams-Sonoma, Saks Fifth Avenue and Banana Republic are among its 50+ shops.

Miromar Outlets

More than 140 designer and brand name outlets, including Neiman Marcus Last Call, make this Estero outlet mall a must-see for bargain hunters and the fashion-conscious. Miromar Outlets

Sanibel Island

The shelling capital of the world, Sanibel Island is a treasure trove for shell collectors. Head to the Sanibel Lighthouse area in the early morning hours, preferably right after a storm or the ebbing of a high tide, to discover an array of beautiful shells. Afterwards, stop by Periwinkle Place for great toy, gift and gourmet food shopping.

Captiva Island

This free-spirited island enclave attracts artists with its mix of shops, restaurants and sights, including the Captiva Cemetery and the Island Store. Bring your sweet tooth; two of our favorites are the Mucky Duck (for Key Lime Pie) and the Bubble Room (for Orange Cake). Captiva Island

Coconut Point

Located in nearby Estero, Coconut Point is an outdoor mall with more than 140 stores, including Apple, Buckle and Chanel. Top-notch eateries include Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Bice and Southfork Grille.

Bowditch Point Park

The 17-acre Bowditch Point Park is a mixed-use recreational spot, located on the northern tip of Fort Myers Beach. It is a designated Great Florida Birding Trail, as well as a paddlecraft launch onto the Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail. There are also walking trails, picnic areas, great swimming and sunbathing, and ten slips for day docking.

Everglades National Park

Just 37 miles from Old Naples, the Gulf Coast Visitors Center for Everglades National Park welcomes visitors for guided boat rides into the Everglades’ swampy interior. Rent a canoe or kayak and paddle your way toward ospreys, egrets and even the occasional alligator.

Gulf Coast Town Center

A great spot for strolling and shopping, Gulf Coast Town Center is a popular outdoor mall in Fort Myers that has it all, from apparel and accessories to specialty stores and more than a dozen restaurants, including P.F. Chang's, Pinchers Crab Shack and The Keys Bar & Grille.

Florida Gulf Coast University

A member of the State University System of Florida, this four-year college in Fort Myers offers 51 undergraduate degree programs, a NCAA Division 1 athletics program and a beautiful campus distinguished by its environmentally friendly buildings. Florida Gulf Coast University

Lover’s Key State Park

Head to the southern tip of the island to explore the wildlife and wilderness of Lover’s Key State Park. Rent a kayak to find manatees, fish and hundreds of species of birds native to the Great Calusa Blueway.

Ostego Bay Marine Science Center

Aspiring marine biologists love the Ostego Bay Marine Science Center, where interactive exhibits, a touch tank, aquariums and guided and self-guided tours allow easy exploration of the unique ecology of the area’s barrier islands.

Fort Myers Beach Pier at Times Square

Shops and cafes make up this favorite destination at Fort Myers Beach Pier. Stroll, pick up souvenirs and embark on a sightseeing or sunset cruise.

Edison and Ford Winter Estates

Follow in the footsteps of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford while exploring 20 acres of historic buildings and gardens where these great men spent their winter vacations. Don’t miss the Edison Botanic Research Lab and Museum. Self-guided tours, as well as guided tours in English and German, are available. Edison Ford Winter Estates

The Shell Factory and Nature Park

The whole family will enjoy The Shell Factory and Nature Park!  It features a botanical garden, a nature park with 400 animals, great shopping, and even a fun park with a climbing wall and bumper cars! You can easily spend an entire day here.

Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

Top musicians, comedians and performers take a bow at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at Florida Southwestern State College.

Boston Red Sox Spring Training at JetBlue Park

See MLB’s Boston Red Sox in action at JetBlue Park as they train for another gripping season of American baseball competition.

Minnesota Twins Spring Training at Hammond Stadium

Catch the Minnesota Twins at Hammond Stadium as this Major League Baseball team trains for the next exciting season of America’s favorite pastime.

J. N. "Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Named after famous cartoonist Jay “Ding” Darling, a passionate environmentalist, this 5,000-acre refuge was created to protect its large mangrove ecosystem. The J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge also features a large array of migratory bird populations.

The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

Learn about seashells from all over the world, as well as right here in Florida, at this fascinating museum. Your kids will love the interactive “Learning Lab”, with its educational games and live shell tank. The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

Outrigger Beach Resort

6200 Estero Boulevard,
Fort Myers Beach,
FL 33931

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