Welcome To Fort Myers Beach

On Estero Island, Florida

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.

Events

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
population 
2020
With 5,582 people, Fort Myers Beach is the 433rd most populated city in the state of Florida out of 919 cities. 

Race & Ethnicity
2020
The largest Fort Myers Beach racial/ethnic groups are White (94.4%) followed by Hispanic (2.8%) and Two or More (1.8%).

Median Income
2019
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.

Median Age
2019
The median age for Fort Myers Beach residents is 67.4 years young.

The End of an Era

The demolition of the Surf Club on Fort Myers Beach.

The Surf Club Demolition
the surf club
the surf club

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