We invite you to visit our family island. Over 1.8 million annual visitors enjoy the beaches, fishing, shopping, dining, golf, tennis, and entertainment on the sandy shores. The Beach gained a reputation as the World’s Safest Beach because of no undertow and shallow water. People can walk the entire 7-mile length of the island along its sandy shores.
Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival
The Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival takes place in March. The Shrimp Festival celebrates the shrimping industry on Fort Myers Beach. It consists of a shrimp eating competition, a 5k run, a parade, a pageant, and a food and crafts exposition.
Taste of the Beach
Taste of the Beach takes place in May. Taste of the Beach is an event where local restaurants offer samples of their signature dishes for purchase and compete for top Taste of the Beach Award in categories such as Best Appetizer, Best Beef Dish, Best Seafood Dish, Best Chicken Dish, Best Dessert, Best Decorated Booth, and People’s choice award. Live music is performed throughout the event.
Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival
The Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival takes place the second weekend in October. The Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival was named the #2 Pirate Festival in the Country by the USA. This family-friendly event attracts thousands of people that come to enjoy the pirate bazaar, themed live music and performances, live ship battles, children’s activities, and the jolly pub quest (21+ event).
American Sand Sculpting Championship
The American Sand Sculpting Championship takes place in November. This is the largest sand sculpting event in the United States. Nearly 47,000 attendees visit and 2000 tons of sand are sculpted.
Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade
The Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade takes place in December. The event features 30 to 50 illuminated boats decorated with an array of animated Christmas scenes and filling the air with Christmas carols. The parade travels through the Back Bay and passes by some restaurants.
Fort Myers Beach Demographics Summary
With 5,582 people, Fort Myers Beach is the 433rd most populated city in the state of Florida out of 919 cities.
Race & Ethnicity
The largest Fort Myers Beach racial/ethnic groups are White (94.4%) followed by Hispanic (2.8%) and Two or More (1.8%).
In 2019, the median household income of Fort Myers Beach households was $74,357. Fort Myers Beach households made slightly more than Indian Shores households ($74,038) and San Antonio households ($74,034) . However, 5.5% of Fort Myers Beach families live in poverty.
The median age for Fort Myers Beach residents is 67.4 years young.
FAQ for Fort Myers Beach
Is Fort Myers a good family vacation?
Fort Myers Beach, Florida is a great place to take a family vacation. We’ve visited multiple times over the years and we love the area so much that we would consider getting a rental home. The Fort Myers area offers great beaches, shelling, sunsets, and options for all budgets.
Is Fort Myers Beach or Sanibel Island better?
Sanibel Island is a bit more low-key than Fort Myers Beach and perfect for those seeking a slightly less scheduled vacation. The main attraction on Sanibel Island is, of course, it’s white sand beaches, but more than just that, shelling is a popular pastime.
Is Fort Myers Beach a nice beach?
Fort Myers Beach is an excellent spot for swimming and sunbathing, as well as water sports like kayaking and parasailing. … Recent travelers had good things to say about Fort Myers Beach, highlighting its stunning sunsets, warm water for swimming and great shelling opportunities.
What is the best part of Fort Myers Beach?
Enjoy the sun and sand with our list of the best beaches around Fort Myers.
- Lynn Hall Memorial Park Beach
- Crescent Beach
- Lani Kai Beach Area
- Lover’s Key State Park
- Newton Park
- Bowditch Point Regional Park
- Causeway Islands
- Little Hickory Island Park
What is Fort Myers Beach known for?
Fort Myers Beach is an excellent spot for swimming and sunbathing, as well as water sports like kayaking and parasailing. Recent travelers had good things to say about Fort Myers Beach, highlighting its stunning sunsets, warm water for swimming and great shelling opportunities.
Is Fort Myers Beach a party beach?
If you want lots of people, parties, volleyball, jet skiing, etc, etc, go to Fort Myers Beach. The party atmosphere is centered at Times Square. If you want a quieter place, stay on the north end of the island (less traffic, too) and walk to Times Square when you’re ready to party.