The Fort Myers area offers 50 miles of beautiful white sand beaches, uninhabited islands and exotic, tropical, wildlife. There is so much to see and do!
Sanibel and Captiva Facts
Sanibel Island and Captiva Island retreats on the Gulf of Mexico and Intracoastal waters escort you into a parallel universe ... the plants, the water - even the air - are tranquil.
You have entered a beachcomber's heaven - an uninterrupted expanse of shell-laden beaches that has earned Sanibel-Captiva Islands a reputation for some of the best shelling in the world. There are miles of trails for biking and J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge offers spectacular birding. For water lovers there is unlimited swimming, boating and fishing.
Visiting Southwest Florida's award winning beaches, watching Gulf sunsets and paddling the mangrove shoreline offer an unrivaled, exquisite peace. But the local history is, quite literally, electrifying.
Did you know Thomas Edison wintered in Fort Myers? You can visit the home where Edison spent his winters inventing by tinkering with light bulbs and phonographs - more than 1,000 patented inventions in all.
From laid back Sanibel and Captiva Islands to family friendly Fort Myers Beach, a visit to Southwest Florida will not leave you disappointed. Come relax, explore, and discover all that Fort Myers has to offer.