Some Fort Myers Beach vacation rentals have direct beach access. There are also 26 marked beach access areas on Estero Island. Make one of our Fort Myers Beach vacation homes your home away from home.
Lynn Hall Memorial Park
The main public beach area is called Lynn Hall Beach Park. It’s just a quick walk or short drive from most of Royal Shell’s Fort Myers Beach vacation rentals. The beach is located just north of the Matanzas Pass Bridge, along all the shops and restaurants of Times Square in the heart of downtown Fort Myers Beach. The licensed fishing pier features a bait/gift shop and rinse-off showers and bathrooms. Covered picnic areas are also nearby.
This beach has a nature information center that offers information about local animals, plants and land formations.
Bowditch Point Regional Park
The 17-acre park sits at the northern tip of Estero Island. Seven acres comprise a developed park for passive recreational use and the other 10 acres are a restoration and nature preserve area for protected species.
The Gulf side is more popular, and even though it’s a bit more crowded, the atmosphere is still relaxed so walkers, swimmers and sunbathers can enjoy it. There are walking trails that wind through the restoration/preserve area with panoramic views of Estero Bay.
The park area has tables, grills and a concession area that offers food, gifts and souvenirs. Restroom and changing facilities are also available.
The park was named for Nathaniel Bowditch, who played a big role in perfecting celestial navigation. The property was purchased by Lee County in 1987, and construction began on the 17-acre park in 1992. Parking is available, and trolleys run daily.
Newtown Park and Seven Seas
Newton Park is located mid-island, near Publix. Relax under one of the chickee hut shade structures, enjoy lunch on one of the picnic tables, and take in the beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico from dawn to dusk. There are also restrooms, showers, drinking fountains, and parking.
It is an idyllic place for weddings, parties and other special events. Newton Park is home to a historic piece of beachfront property known as Seven Seas. The home’s original inhabitants, Jim and Ellie Newton, were close friends of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Charles Lindbergh, and other well known visitors and residents.
The Town of Fort Myers Beach acquired $2.3 million in grant funds from the state’s Florida Communities Trust program and Lee County to buy the estate in 2003.