The Town of Fort Myers Beach maintains 29 public beach accesses on Estero Island, including Newton Beach Park and Seven Seas Cottage. These are marked and easily accessed from Estero Boulevard, the only thoroughfare through the Island. Many of the accesses also have public parking, and many are ADA accessible either by mobi mat or ramp.
See a map of the accesses.
The Lee County Parks and Recreation Department maintains Bowditch Point Park, Crescent Beach Park, Lynn Hall Pier and Memorial Park, and Matanzas Pass Preserve, which are in the Town of Fort Myers Beach.
The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel is an additional resource for beach information.
Lovers Key State Park (off island on the south end over the Big Carlos Pass Bridge)
The Town has wheelchairs adapted to the beach environment for loan to people with disabilities.
A deposit (credit card) will be necessary and an agreement will need to be completed.
To reserve, please call 239-463-5888 at least an hour in advance.
Dogs are permitted on Fort Myers Beach!
This is a great privilege that you can help us maintain by keeping your dog on a leash, picking up after them, bagging their waste, and disposing of it in the trash cans located at each beach access. Please do not let your pet chase birds (it disturbs their natural migration and nesting instincts) or allow them to enter the critical wildlife area on the south end of the island.
Bonfires on the beach are prohibited
- Open fires are prohibited on the beach and Little Estero Critical Wildlife Area.
- Permits may be applied for through Town Hall for small cooking fires (12” x 12”) on the beach, excluding Little Estero Critical Wildlife Area, from November 1 through April 30.
- The permit will require a $30 deposit for cleanup.
- No fires are permitted on the beach during sea turtle nesting season May 1 through October 31.