This is the third installment of “Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Beach: A Renter’s Guide To the Islands”, which can be downloaded for FREE from our eBook library.
The North end of Estero Island is a very popular destination for those visiting Fort Myers Beach. It is home to what is commonly referred to as Times Square (though without the neon lights, skyscrapers, or huge, bustling crowds).
However, Times Square is considered the heart of Estero Island’s downtown. It is full of shops and restaurants. It features outdoor dining, street performers, restaurants and bars with live entertainment, and plenty of beautiful spots to just sit down and relax.
This area also boasts the Fort Myers Beach Sunset and Fishing Pier, the best place to watch the Gulf Coast’s astounding sunsets!
The beach on the North end of the island is the place to go if you’re looking for water sports or beach activities. There are stands to rent jet skis and waverunners, or go on parasailing adventures, dolphin cruises, and “banana boat” water raft rides all along the beach.
Some of the beach bars in this area have activities going on like, live music, beach volleyball, and other beach games for you to participate in. Boats also often pull up close to the shore and anchor for a day of fun in the sun.
As you walk down the vast beach, either North or South, you will also find plenty of soft sand if you want to just lay out and relax in the sun. The North end of the island also features some little nature trails for a quiet getaway.
If you want to be within walking distance of Times Square, but still want to enjoy the tranquility of the beach, here are a few places we suggest that are located near Times Square. You’ll have a beautiful, quiet beach, only a short walk or Trolley ride from the shopping, dining, and entertainment in Times Square.
North of Times Square:
Vacation Villas 235 – A beautifully decorated two bedroom, two bathroom 2nd floor corner condo on the North end of the Island. Two lanais: one overlooks the Gulf of Mexico and the other overlooks Bowditch Point Park, the Bay, and the Gulf.
Gateway Villa 397 – A direct beachfront condo with two bedrooms and two baths, just a short walk to Times Square shopping, dining and the many beachside activities. Amazing beach views of the Gulf of Mexico from the large wrap around balcony.
Estero Island Beach Villas 204 – A beautiful spacious two bedroom, two bath, beach-front condo. From the lanai, you will enjoy views of dolphins playing in the blue water during the day, and breathtaking sunsets in the evening.
South of Times Square
Crow’s Nest – Enjoy the breathtaking sunsets from the deck of this two bedroom, two and a quarter bath direct beachfront home. Spacious kitchen, wood floors, a fire place in the living room,
and covered parking. Pet friendly too!
Casa da Mar – Exquisitely decorated three bedroom, two bath heated screened in pool home, located on the desirable North end of the Island. Two car garage, wireless internet, gas grill, granite countertops, and a nice, short walk to the beach!
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Remember, It’s always beach time at Lahaina!