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“Beautiful beach, but very crowded”
Review of Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach
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61 reviews
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“Beautiful beach, but very crowded”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

We were disappointed that there was no free parking anywhere and that the beach was so incredibly crowded.

Visited August 2012
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“Great for walking”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

It's nice and flat for walking. I prefer to walk North on the beach as opposed to south though. It gets smelly around the trees on the south end.

Visited November 2012
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West Deptford, NJ
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“Pink Shell Resort”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Loved Pink Shell Resort. Relaxed at spa, pool, beach and rented wave runner and just had an awesome weekend.

Visited November 2012
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“A GREAT EXPEDITION”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Not having been to F-M in quite a while, the weather reports were too enticing to pass it up. Plenty of blue sky, bright sun, and daily temps in the mid 90's, for April. Deals to fit the budget popped up after Easter/Spring Break madness. Even got a rental car for $79/wk. Didn't stay on the beach, but my motel was only a 15 minute drive. I would not enjoy a crowded season with a 1 hour drive, most of that waiting in traffic, as you cross the bridge onto the 2 lane beach road. Public parking lots were metered, and at $2/hr, that seemed a concern if spending 8-10 hrs at the beach. Some smaller side roads had direct beach access, with 3-4 metered spots. If arriving late to watch the sunsets, you don't have to feed the meters after 6pm. But I found one of the many vacant lots offering beachside parking. $5 for all day, and this one even gave me a beach chair to use. The beaches are clean, and people seem to remove their trash to the many available receptacles. The city even provides free "poopie bag" dispensers for people who care to walk their dog. I finally understood the signs warning of doing the "Ft. Myers Shuffle" when walking in the water. It's to avoid stepping on a Stingray. I did spot 4 of them cruising the shallow water at low tide. Walk forever, and have fun filling your bag of shells, maybe even a fossilized shark tooth. I take a small lunch for the day, so can't comment on any of the eating opportunities. A beach vacation is for spending time on the beach, and Ft. Myers Beach Island has plenty of opportunity for that. Arrive back home with your envious golden tan. PS: I was also impressed with Ft. Myers airport (RSW), about 15 miles from the beach.

Visited April 2012
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“Love the beach”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

I have been to many SWF beaches..This one is a beauty, white sand, great to walk on.Clean ! Lots to do, rent what you want.People are very nice,and very pleasant to strangers...

Visited November 2012
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