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Because Fort Myers Beach is a barrier island, it's a boat lover's dream. Most of the streets have canals that lead to Estero Bay, and eventually the Gulf of Mexico. Fort Myers Beach is perfect for fishermen or mariners looking for waterfront Real Estate or homes for sale.
Many of the Fort Myers Beach canals are deep water canals making these properties desirable for sailboats and fixed-keel boats. The quick access to the Gulf of Mexico gives other marine recreation enthusiasts the luxury of being able to jump on a Jet Ski, kayak or paddleboard to enjoy the tropical waters of the Gulf. For those that may not require a Fort Myers Beach property with a canal, there are many other options.
Key West Express
With all of the beauty and activities Fort Myers Beach offers its residents, it can be hard to imagine that they'd ever want to leave.
But even those who live in paradise need a vacation from time to time, and that's where the Key West Express comes in handy. Key West Express operates a ferry service between Fort Myers Beach and Key West.
A super-fast boat, the Key West Express leaves from Fort Myers Beach and transports visitors to Key West at the Southernmost Point of the US in just a few hours.
Places to See in Fort Myers Beach
Fort Myers Beach has it's own Times Square, a cobblestoned area lined with various shops and favorite Fort Myers Beach restaurants. It is very easy to spend a lazy afternoon strolling the area, enjoying the year-round beautiful weather Fort Myers Beach offers, with plenty of sunshine.
Another famous attraction in Fort Myers Beach is the Mound House. This is the oldest standing structure on the island from back when the first settler, Robert Gilbert was granted land in the area. Now, the site is home to a museum and archaeological site, giving great insight into the past of Fort Myers Beach and how the first inhabitants, the Calusa Indians lived.
The local beach also has a family-friendly pier and boardwalk area filled with little shops and some of the best Fort Myers Beach restaurants around. You'll find many visitors and locals alike who spend time on the pier each evening taking in those famous sunsets Fort Myers Beach residents are treated to each night. It's no wonder why having water view Fort Myers Beach real estate is so coveted, after a sunset or two, it's easy to become a convert.
Fort Myers Beach Condominiums
Through the years condominiums have become a great way to enjoy homeownership on Fort Myers Beach. Because of the ability to enjoy the accommodations that a condominium provides, yet maintained by an association enables condominium homeowners the flexibly and freedom to come and go without the concern for exterior maintenance. The condo amenities vary depending on the subdivision. Amenities may include swimming pools, spas, tennis courts, clubhouses for parties and events. Some communities include marinas and boat docks. there are also activities scheduled for residents that may include water aerobics or crafts and parties. The homeowners association fee will vary depending on the community. Condominium prices will also vary depending on amenities. It's an excellent time to purchase Fort Myers Beach condos for sale. There are prices ranging from the budget-conscious to those looking for a luxury penthouse.
Fort Myers Beach Condos
Some of the very best locations on Fort Myers Beach have condominium communities, built to varying sizes and specifications by intrepid investors. The beaches of Florida are undoubtedly one of the most important considerations that people have in mind when they're shopping for a home or condo, most of the condominium locations have been built to offer excellent views of the beach and the Gulf of Mexico. In fact, even the condos built inland from the waterfront tend to offer outward-facing views of Fort Myers Beach or Estero Bay.
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Fort Myers Beach Waterfront Condos
The time is right for those looking to purchase Fort Myers Beach waterfront condos for sale as prices still remain lower than those in other parts of the state of Florida.
Fort Myers Beach Beachfront Condos
Beachfront Condos in Fort Myers Beach are by far the most popular for those who are looking to enjoy the vast white sandy beaches of Southwest Florida. For exclusive beachgoers, the beachfront condos make the most sense. These condos provide beach access to the Gulf of Mexico. Some have gated swimming pools, shuffleboard, tennis and are within walking distance to Fort Myers Beach restaurants shops and other beach accommodations.
Many families have been traveling and vacationing to the area for generations. Owning a beachfront condo is a dream and goal for many. The time for purchasing a condo on the beach could not be better. Prices are still very attainable for investors and homeowners looking for Fort Myers Beach Beachfront Condos for sale.
Fort Myers Beach Gulf Front Homes and Condos
Fort Myers Beach is now being recognized as one of the best places to purchase Gulf front homes and condos for sale. While Naples, Bonita Beach, and Barefoot Beach are experiencing a rise in property values, especially along the Gulf. Fort Myers Beach gives those looking for Gulf front homes and condos for sale many options at desirable prices.
Fort Myers Beach New Construction and Custom Homes for Sale
Many of the single-family homes on Fort Myers Beach were built from the mid-1950s through the late 1970s and '80s. Because Estero Island or Fort Myers Beach is only seven miles long limits the number of homes that can be built on the island. As flood maps have changed through the years so have building codes. Real Estate investors recognize Fort Myers Beach as an opportunity to purchase homes for sale on the island and build a new home. Many older single-family homes can be found on the beachside of Fort Myers Beach. Developers are purchasing these older homes tearing them down to make way for new custom beach homes. Some are purchasing two and three lots at a time to build large custom luxury homes on the beach. The Meadows Team has a vast knowledge of new construction, custom home building as well as custom home builders that have portfolios of homes built on Fort Myers Beach. Fort Myers Beach Custom Homes for sale can also be found on our website.
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Fort Myers Beach has something for everyone. No matter if you're a first-time visitor, a frequent visitor or a long-time resident. With over six miles of sugary white sand, there are abundant places beachgoers can explore, relax and enjoy the sun & surf.
Things To Do At Fort Myers Beach
Visitors from all over the world converge on Fort Myers Beach to indulge in many beach time activities, like windsurfing, parasailing, jet skiing, boating, kayaking, fishing, biking, scuba diving, snorkeling, sightseeing, and dining. Some folks may choose to hold up at one of their favorite taverns or rum bars and take in some Jimmy Buffet tunes. Of course, there's nothing like hanging out on the beach with your family or sweetheart.
Fort Myers Beach has activities for everyone. From avid fisherman to novice boater or seagoing captain. There's even a Pirate Ship for those first time adventurers looking for Davy Jones Locker.
As you navigate your way to Fort Myers Beach, you'll see Restaurants, Taverns, Marinas, Miniature Golf, Charter and Boat rental facilities on both sides of San Carlos Boulevard. There's even a bowling alley (Beach Bowl) that's been providing Fort Myers Beach residents years of bowling fun.
From fine dining to traditional family seafood restaurants, the San Carlos Blvd. corridor begins your palet-pleasing experience as you near Fort Myers Beach.
Fort Myers Beach - Popular Restaurants
- Bayside Grille (17853 San Carlos Blvd) 239-689-8775
- Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille (708 Fishermans Wharf ) 239-765-9660
- Schnitzel House (17284 San Carlos Blvd Ste 208) 239-437-8664
- The Nauti Parrot Dock Bar (19001 San Carlos Blvd) 239-314-5667
- Pastabilities & More (17105 San Carlos Blvd Ste A1) 239-415-0220
- Sun Flower Cafe (11370 Summerlin Square Dr) 239-415-4262
- Yucatan Beach Stand (250 Old San Carlos Blvd ) 239-333-4386
Fort Myers Beach Parks & Beaches
Bowditch Point Regional Park
On the northernmost tip of Fort Myers Beach (Estero Island), also referred to as North Island, you'll find Bowditch Point Regional Park. Bowditch Park is a 17-acre park with 7 acres reserved for recreational use. The other 10 acres are designated for restoration and a preserve area. There are hiking trails that wind through and around Bowditch Park giving hikers a variety of environments to take in, like the botanical surroundings and panoramic views of Estero Bay. Bowditch Park is surrounded by a beautiful white sandy beach where beachgoers can take in the sun while watching sea-going vessels enter and exit the Gulf of Mexico to Matanzas Pass.
From Bowditch Park stretching southerly along the western shore of North Island are several condominium communities that offer a variety of amenities. As you travel along the beach heading towards Fort Myers Beach Pier (Pelican Pier) is a vast area of beach that has just recently undergone a multi-million dollar re-nourishment project. This area is open to the public and provides ample room for the beachgoer. Amenities for public beachgoers are sparse whereas most condo dwellers can rely on their condominium community.
As you make your way to the Fort Myers Beach Pier you'll find a public park with public parking, changing and restroom facilities. A few steps further will take you to the center of Fort Myers Beach also known as Time Square. Here you will find local vendors providing shopping, restaurants, street performers and live music.
From Time Square you can venture out to the Fort Myers Beach Pier also known as Pelican Pier. Many fish tales have been told on this historic monument, not to mention the occasional marriage proposal. This pier has been captured in many photographs and artist renditions. Your trip is not complete without a stroll on the Pier.
Getting To Fort Myers Beach
By automobile you can get to Fort Myers Beach from two directions. You can approach from the south through Bonita Beach or the north from Fort Myers. From Fort Myers, take Summerlin Road or Pine Island Road to San Carlos Boulevard. From the intersection of Summerlin Road and San Carlos Blvd. you have a couple of options. You can take the (Lee Tran Trolley) which runs from Summerlin Square through Fort Myers Beach to (Lovers Key) located south of Fort Myers Beach or drive into Fort Myers Beach on San Carlos Blvd.
The busiest season begins in January and runs through late April, you'll find the commute into Fort Myers Beach can sometimes be a tedious start and stop. The traffic usually begins to slow after 10:00 AM and can run as late as 6:00 PM. San Carlos Blvd. narrows from four lanes to two lanes starting at the base of Fort Myers Bridge or Matanzas Pass Bridge causing congestion.
While driving up and over the Fort Myers Beach Bridge also known as the Matanza Pass Bridge, you will realize that you have arrived. From the top of the bridge, you can see over the top of time square to Sanibel Island and the tranquil waters of the Gulf of Mexico. While looking down upon the vibrant colors of the many shops and restaurants you will smell the wonderful seafood delights being cooked below and beside the bridge. This is where your senses begin to take over and your heart fills with energy. You have arrived!
Unlike the many beaches on the Atlantic coast of Florida, Fort Myers Beach is a barrier island situated on the Gulf of Mexico. Other nearby barrier islands include Sanibel Island, Captiva Island and North Captiva Island.
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