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5 Fort Myers Beach Activities Your Entire Family Will Enjoy

Are you planning a trip to Fort Myers Beach?

If so, you’re in good company. In 2017, almost 4.8 million visitors flocked to this seaside town to enjoy all the Gulf Coast has to offer.

Speaking of which, what Fort Myers Beach activities can you look forward to when you arrive? Here are five of our favorites.

1. Fishing

Whether you’re a seasoned fisherman or it’s your first time baiting a hook, fishing is one of the best activities you can do in Fort Myers Beach.

Would you like to stand on the shore and cast a line while enjoying a beautiful sunset? Fort Myers is the perfect place for it. You can also fish from a rented canoe or kayak or join a fishing trip out into the Gulf of Mexico.

The shallow waters around Fort Myers are teeming with tarpon, grouper, snook, and cobia. Which fish will you land first?

2. Hiking & Biking

One of the most popular Fort Myers Beach activities is to enjoy the many hiking and biking trails along the coast.

Lover’s Key, for instance, boasts over five miles of unspoiled trails to explore. Here you’ll discover the “real” Florida as you wander from grassy trails to powder-soft sugar sand.

Along the way, keep an eye on the sky for your chance to spot a bald eagle, great egret, or white pelican. If you’re lucky, you may even see a pod of dolphins or a Florida manatee swimming offshore.

3. Canoeing & Kayaking

Want to get out on the water, but don’t want to join a crowded cruise boat full of tourists?

Rent a canoe or kayak and paddle out to find your own slice of paradise. The waters around Fort Myers Beach offer endless opportunities to explore the gulf, the estuaries, and the mangroves.

This is the perfect activity for families, as it’s safe and easy even for first-timers. While you paddle, keep an eye out for alligators, manatees, and the many species of birds that live in the area.

4. Stand-Up Paddleboarding

The calm, shallows waters around Fort Myers Beach are the perfect setting for some stand-up paddleboarding.

Paddleboarding offers a great combination of a solid workout and a relaxing adventure through nature. From your paddleboard, you’ll be able to see down through the crystal clear waters to the life teeming below.

If you’ve never tried paddleboarding, don’t worry. The staff at the rental shop can instruct you on how to launch, stand, and paddle safely.

5. Sunbathing

While all these Fort Myers Beach activities are fun, be sure to save some time to simply relax on the shore and enjoy the scenery.

Rent an umbrella, lounge chair, or cabana for the day and unwind in the gentle Florida breeze. End the day by watching the sun go down, and let the sky dazzle you with a famous Fort Myers sunset.

Just don’t forget to apply sunscreen–and that goes for the kids, too!

Fort Myers Beach Activities and More

So, which of these Fort Myers Beach activities will you try first?

Whichever you choose, you and your family are sure to have an incredible vacation in this beautiful area.

Looking for more inspiration for your upcoming trip? Check out our latest blog posts for more fun ideas.

Lovers Key Adventures
8700 Estero Blvd,
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

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