Where to go and what to do at the South end of Fort Myers Beach

Places to See, Things to Be!

In no particular order, here are just some of the many fun things you can do while visiting Fort Myers Beach.

Santini Marina Plaza

7205 Estero Blvd. FMB, FL 33931

Boutique shops, book store, liqueur store, restaurants, bars, etc. Santini plaza is approximately 1 mile away. You can walk on the beach and cut back to Estero Blvd at Pinchers. I like to ride my bike there.

Santini Fresh Market

Tuesday and Thursdays from 8:00 am-1:00 pm, mid October til April. Food and local artisan booths are set up in the Santini Market parking lot. Always fun, interesting and full of wonderful things.

Santini Fresh produce trailer

The trailer is located in the Santini parking lot. They have a lovely selection of fresh produce, break, juice, and more. Posted hours are 8:00 am – 3:00 pm daily, but if the weather is bad, they probably wont be open.

Play on the Beach!

For an elevated experience, you can rent a cabana from Outriggers to Pinchers at the Wyndham. Inquire about rentals at Outriggers beach hut and the Mid Island Water Sports beach booths. You can book waverunners, jet ski dolphin tours, parasailing, paddle boards and more.

Rent Bikes

Bike ride on the beach or in the bike lanes. Sometimes traffic can get crazy, but you will have no road rage as you glide by on a bike. If you like to have a bike for the entire week, I like Fun ‘N’ Sun. They will drop off the bikes off and pick them up from the house. the bikes come with a basket and a lock. If you are looking for just a few hours or a day, Dolphin Inn is a convenient place to rent a bike.

Rent a Boat

Fish Tale marina is our favorite place to rent a boat. The marina is the closest to the house, and the boat selection is great. For bigger parties we usually rent a pontoon. The pontoons can not go outside of the back bay, but most passengers prefer those calmer waters anyway. At the north end there are many restaurants you can tie up to, or check out the beach on the bay side of Bowditch Point. South of Fish Tale is Dog Beach, Pelican Park, the beach at Big Carlos Pass, and Flippers at Lovers Key has wonderful food. In between are mangroves, oyster beds, dolphins lot’s of birds, great fishing, and Bayfront Bistro, near Publix.

If you would like to get out onto the water, but would like someone else to captain, Fish Tale also has a dolphin tour, sunset tour and a few other charter options.

Go Fishing

There always seems to be some fishing equipment in the garage at the house. If you don’t like that selection, bring your own, or find the perfect gear at the local marina shops.

In quieter months, I have seen some fishing at the beach. If you choose to attempt this, please be cautions of swimmers and bikers.

I have been on a couple fishing charters in the back bay and one in the Gulf. All were on smaller center console fishing boats. We got sun burnt in the back bay and needed motion sickness pills for the Gulf, but we always came home with fish. The captains clean and filet the fish, (The pelicans love the spoils!), sending you home with ready to cook fresh catch. Most of the local restaurants will happily prepare your filet for you, or you can cook it yourself at the house.

Enjoy Fresh Gulf Shrimp

Restaurant Dinning on FMB

Beach front dining

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