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Fort Myers Beach is perched on a seven mile-long barrier island. It’s just big enough to be able to find your own quiet slice of paradise. Drive the length of the beach along Estero Boulevard as the famous sugar-sand rolls alongside. Renting a car through Orbitz is the best way to get about here, and gives you the opportunity to explore further afield too.
Fort Myers Airport and its bustling resort town are a 30-minute drive away, with a competitive selection of rental car companies. With plenty of parking in Fort Myers Beach, you’ll be parasailing, dolphin-watching or deep-sea fishing in no time.
Fort Myers Beach is the most idyllic base from which to start your explorations. Here are three spots to discover by car.
For many years this wild expanse of remote barrier island was accessible only by boat. Today, you can drive along spectacular Estero Boulevard to the heart of the park. Go in search of West Indian manatees, bottlenose dolphins and bald eagles, or enjoy swimming and picnicking on the long stretch of beach. Try your hand at kayaking or fishing, or stay on terra firma and cycle the boardwalk.
Journey time: Around 10 minutes
Distance: Approximately six miles
The family-friendly resort town of Fort Myers packs a punch. Drive up the pretty palm-tree lined McGregor Boulevard from Fort Myers Beach, and discover more about the town’s famous residents, the great inventor Thomas Edison, and Ford Motor Company owner Henry Ford. Visit the beautiful houses they built here, before heading to Edison’s botanical laboratory, which includes an impressive 120 meter-high Banyan tree.
Journey time: Around 30 minutes
Distance: Approximately 16 miles
Take a spectacular road trip across the famous Everglades to the hip-happening city of Miami. Soak up the surfer’s vibe, join the trendsetters on the great sandy beach flanked by colourful art deco buildings, or hit the legendary nightspots.
Journey time: Around 2 hours 30 minutes
Distance: Approximately 150 miles