Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva Offer Unparalleled Fun on The Water and Beyond

We are resharing some previous posts for locals and those of you who are ready for a much-needed summer or fall getaway. 

We hope this gives you some inspiration for ways to enjoy Fort Myers, Sanibel, and Captiva beyond the white-sun-kissed sands and relaxing Gulf shores. Of course, you’ll want to explore the areas miles of coastline, and you’ll have no problem finding a great spot to spread out and enjoy your time away. 

Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva offer unparalleled fun on the water and beyond. Ways to enjoy Fort Myers, Sanibel, and Captiva on the beach and beyond from budget friendly family activities, to outdoor restaurants on the water, to eco-tours and parks. Must Do Visitor Guides

Here are twelve family-friendly activities to add to your Fort Myers, Florida vacation must-do list.

This is a list of the best beaches in Sanibel and Captiva, Florida including an infographic! 

You’ll find info about the best beaches on Estero Island (aka Fort Myers Beach), Cayo Costa State Park beaches, and the beach at Lovers Key State Park in this post. 

Check this out for the best spots to watch the sunset in Fort MyersSanibel, and Captiva Island.

These posts offer tips for staying safe while at the beach: 

Florida Beach Warning Flags

Florida Beach Safety Tips

How to Avoid Being Stung by a Stingray

Turtle Nesting Season in Southwest Florida

Budget friendly things to do in Fort Myers, Florida.

6 Fort Myers Beach restaurants with outdoor dining and a waterfront view

Located just south of Fort Myers and north of Naples on US-41 in Estero, Florida, Koreshan State Park is the preserved site of a 19th century religious community. The 200-acre park includes 11 original buildings, Victorian gardens, a nature trail along the Estero River, canoeing, and camping!

Periwinkle Place is THE place to shop on Sanibel–it is definitely not your typical shopping plaza. Shop, dine, and wander the 7-acre park-like setting of shady Banyan trees, covered walkways, and water features.

Lagerhead Cycleboats in Fort Myers Beach is a pedal-powered floating bar, so you can cycle, sip, and sightsee all at the same time! 

Head out on the water in a two-seat, twin-hulled, pontoon boat with  Backwater Adventure for a truly one-of-a-kind eco-adventure!

If Key West is on your bucket list, then you’ll definitely want to check out this article about visiting via the Key West Express ferry

These two posts offer helpful tips if you are planning a family road trip to Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva, Florida: Healthy Road Trip SnacksWays to Keep Kids Entertained on a Road Trip.

Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva offer unparalleled fun on the water and beyond. Ways to enjoy Fort Myers, Sanibel, and Captiva on the beach and beyond from budget friendly family activities, to outdoor restaurants on the water, to eco-tours and parks. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com
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Nita Ettinger is Co-publisher for Siesta Publications Inc. and the Editor in Chief for Must Do Visitor Guides. Must Do Visitor Guides provides Southwest Florida visitor information through printed magazines and the website MustDo.com. Must Do magazines are published bi-annually and are available at no cost in Sarasota, Lee, and Collier County Chamber of Commerce, visitor information centers, select Southwest Florida hotels, and wherever free publications can be found.