Where can I Watch the Sunset in Fort Myers, Florida?

By: Susan Finch

Known for its abundant nature and historical estates, Fort Myers connects a stretch of islands along Florida’s Southwest Gulf Coast. Its proximity to the water, shelling, and nature also makes Fort Myers a prime spot to chase the Florida sunset. Here’s where to find those gorgeous sunset views you’re looking for.

Where to Watch the Sunset in Fort Myers, Florida. MustDo.com
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Fort Myers Beach

Nestled along Estero Island, Fort Myers Beach is a popular place for watersports or relaxing on the sugar-white sand. It’s also an ideal spot to watch the sunset. Turn capturing the Florida sunset into an adventure with a day of parasailing, jet skiing, kayaking, and a picnic in the sand at Bowditch Pointnear the Pier and Lynn Hall Memorial Park Beach, or further south down the barrier island as the sun settles over the Gulf of Mexico.

Sunset on the Gulf of Mexico Fort Myers, Florida.
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Couple walks arm and arm along the beach with a spectacular sunset over the Gulf of Mexico Fort Myers, Florida.
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Sunset Cruise with Pure Florida

Pure Florida in Fort Myers gives visitors an education on the Caloosahatchee River, landscape, and wildlife surrounding Fort Myers with a variety of sightseeing and eco cruises. For a Florida sunset spectacular, hop aboard their sunset cruise and make a stop along the Caloosahatchee River. Watch as the sun’s reflection dances across the water as the birds finish roosting for the night.

Good Time Charters

Combine the magic of watching playful wildlife with a Fort Myers, Florida sunset. Join Good Time Charters for a dolphin sunset cruise led by a Certified Florida Master guide. The 90-minute journey includes stopping to watch the dolphins play and learn more about bird rookeries and other Florida wildlife. Bring your own drinks and sip on your favorites while the sun dips below the horizon.

Manatee & Eco River Tours

More than just a boat ride, Manatee & Eco River Tours cruises along the Caloosahatchee and Orange Rivers of Southwest Florida. Florida Master Naturalists lead the “M/V River Queen” and educate guests on the history of the area, flora, and fauna. Book a sunset cruise and enjoy a light snack coupled with your own cold drinks. Then relax, watch the Florida sunset, and come away with enriched knowledge of the area.

Spend your next Fort Myers, Florida vacation enjoying Fort Myers beaches, nature, and wildlife before settling in for the sunset. Put chasing the Florida sunset on your “must-do” list and discover the best views for your next adventure. 

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The Best Places to Watch a Gorgeous Sunset in Fort Myers, Florida.
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Written by: Susan Finch | Author Website

Susan Finch is a travel writer and content marketer for the tourism industry who spends her time obsessing over the latest travel trends, wrangling her small kids, and planning her family's next big adventure.

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