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Fort Myers Beach, Florida, is a town situated across two barrier islands called Estero and San Carlos. It has often been called "a little corner of paradise". Its beautiful beaches, plentiful fishing, abundant shopping opportunities and a variety of entertaining activities have made it one of the choicest places to visit and live. Its rich history includes tales of early explorers, pirates and civil war battles. Fort Myers Beach has something to perk the interest of the youngest to the oldest.
The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce works with over 400 local businesses to make their city of a little over 10,000 inhabitants, one of the best in Florida. The tourist season is December to March at which time the population swells. Through the actions of the Chamber and the spirit of cooperation the town welcomes the tourists with open arms working together to make the tourists as welcomed as the townspeople. Various festivals are sponsored throughout the year honoring different segments of society. Two of the festivals are the week long "Pink Gold" Shrimp Festival in March and the Pirate Festival that is held in October. A re-enactment of a civil war battle is performed during the Cracker Festival. The Chamber of Commerce has done a great work of bringing its business partners together for the betterment of their city
You will find a wide choice of restaurants and hotels available to fulfill your every wish. Restaurants with names such as Parrot Key Caribean Grill @Salty Sam's Marine, The Beached Whale and Nervous Nellie's, to name a few, offer cuisine that are sure to please any palate. You will find the usual exceptional hotels as well as others that include Neptune Inn, Inc., Lani Kai Beach Resort and the Tip Top Isles Waterfront Resort and Marina.
Available activities include sunset tours, chartered fishing trips, para-sailing, helicopter sightseeing tours, dolphin cruises and tours of the Everglades. There is golf and miniature golf. There are innumerable things to do on the more than fifty miles of beautiful beaches such as swimming and looking for shells. Places for relaxation and solitude abound.
If you enjoy shopping Fort Myers Beach is the place for you. Shops with unique furnishings and accessories are plentiful. Smart styled boutiques adorn the boardwalk offering a variety of clothes and jewelry as well as a number of unique gifts. You will also be able to find the well-known, top of the line stores as well.
If you are a bit of a history buff you might enjoy exploring where Pounce De Leon first visited in the area. Or, you might enjoy visiting the home where Thomas Edison spent his winters. The landmarks of Matanzas Pass Preserve and the Lynn Hall Memorial Park might also be of interest. Fort Myers Beach has been the wintering place for many well known historical persons.
Fort Myers Beach is excellent area for a vacation or to settle in and raise your family. Come and enjoy your own piece of paradise.