Discover the Best Beaches in Fort Myers

August 23rd, 2016 by

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If you’re a visitor to Fort Myers or a Fort Myers resident, then you’ve surely seen the countless miles of beautiful coastline inviting you to take a dip or enjoy a relaxing day seaside. As a matter of fact, Fort Myers has some of the most incredible beaches in the state. Whether you’re new to the area or a longtime resident, the team at Land Rover Fort Myers has compiled this list of the best beaches in the Fort Myers area. Take a closer look, and enjoy your next day at the beach!

Barefoot Beach Preserve

If you’re looking for a quiet day on the beach, away from the crowds and off the beaten path, Barefoot Beach Preserve is a true wonder to behold. Covered on one side by a vast natural habitat including thick hemlocks and oceanfront shrubbery, Barefoot Beach has somehow escaped the attention of many people looking for a place to enjoy a day at the ocean. The result is a quieter spot to soak up the sun that still offers amenities like public restrooms, showers, and concessions. Barefoot Beach is located at 505 Barefoot Beach Boulevard in Bonita Springs, FL.

Lovers Key State Park and Beaches

Located on 712 acres of undisturbed land, Lovers Key State Park includes vast natural habitats including canals, lagoons, and islands. Access the beach via the boardwalk, where you’ll enjoy an incredible view and the chance to see a manatee if you’re lucky. Don’t forget to bring your hiking shoes, too, because this park offers countless miles of beautiful hiking with wildlife like warblers, snow egrets, marsh rabbits, and more. Lovers Key is located at 8700 Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach, FL.
Lovers Key State Park and Beach
Photo Cred: Lovers Key State Park

Bowman’s Beach Park

Called one of the top 10 beaches in the world by U.S. News Travel, Bowman’s Beach is a true wonder to behold. It’s a bit of a hike to get there from the parking lot, approximately 10 minutes by foot, but it’s more than worth it. Miles upon miles of uninterrupted shoreline and bleach white sand make up Bowman’s Beach. This pristine beach is located on Sanibel Island at 1700 Bowman’s Beach Road.
Bowman’s Beach Park
Photo Cred: Bowman’s Beach Park

Turner Beach

Located at the southern tip of Captiva Island, Turner Beach is a great location to visit if you want to catch a stunning Gulf sunset. Those interested in fishing and shelling will also find a great place to amuse themselves. Practice caution if you happen to be swimming by the bridge, or head down beach to be sure. Turner Beach is surrounded by some great restaurants and bars as well, so plan on a fun night on the town afterwards. Check it out on Captiva Island at 17200 Captiva Drive.
Turner Beach
Photo Cred: Turner Beach

Dog Beach Park

Everyone enjoys going to the beach, but it’s never fun to leave the pup at home. At Dog Beach Park, you can bring your dog to enjoy the saltwater and sun. Parking is free, and you’ll find pet waste disposal stations on site. It’s important to note that there’s a limit of two dogs per person. Make your way to Dog Beach Park at 8800 Estero Boulevard in Bonita Beach, FL.
Dog Beach Park
Photo Cred: Dog Beach Park

Pick the Best Beach and Plan a Day Trip!

Any of these beaches sound like the right spot for you? Get some friends and family together and head out for a beach day. Want to tell us about your trip or hear more recommendations? Contact Land Rover Fort Myers today. We hope you have a great day at the beach.