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“Beach is nice but can get crowded”
Review of Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach
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Toronto
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Beach is nice but can get crowded”
Reviewed August 9, 2014

The beach is nice but can get really crowded down near times square and the pier especially at night. If you are looking for a more private, quieter space move down the beach there are some really nice locations and way better shelling.

Wear shoes in the water and on the beach. We had one child get a thorn in his foot (smaller than a rose thorn) and his foot swelled up for 3 days. A second child stepped on something that went right into her foot in the water (with shoes).

Visited August 2014
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Louisville, Ky.
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“No comparison to Sanibel or Captiva beaches”
Reviewed August 7, 2014

I don't like this beach. I find it to be noisy, stinky, crowded and basically just dirty. People let dogs run around and poop in the water. I am so glad there is a six dollar toll over to Sanibel/Captiva: I think the toll helps to keep away those elements that ruin the beach at Fort Myers.

Visited July 2014
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North
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“Very nice setting but the beach smelled awful”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

OK, thought it was me but each of us thought the beach itself was fine and groomed, but the beach smelled like sewage...maybe the excessive heat and rain has brought out such a smell for some reason? The area around the beach was nice, and not too commercial, just enough to give you that beach scene feel...wanted to go out on the pier but it was just too hot/smelly, so we picked up and went down the road further and stopped periodically at the public access locations...and enjoyed seeing several live conch shells and even a horseshoe crab not very far into the surf...I like the setting of this beach, but that smell kind of ruined it...

Visited August 2014
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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“Crystal clear water!”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

7 miles of beautiful white powder sand! Day or evening walks on the beach are always a joy. The gulf waters are generally warm and I find dips to be a genuine delight!

Visited April 2014
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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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“Relaxing Break”
Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Can't imagine what it would be like in the busy spring periods but in August it was quite laid back and peaceful. Not huge amounts of people on the beach and plenty of choice for food and drink.

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