The warm, gentle waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the powdery white sand and the large stretches of shallow water make Fort Myers Beach a great destination for families.
Here’s what makes it magical: wade out into the water and squish around with your toes to find live starfish and sand dollars. Walk the coastline at low tide, around sunset, to gather seashells by the handful. Watch pelicans dive into the surf to snatch an evening dinner of fish. And if you’re lucky, spot a dolphin bobbing along the shore line.
Savor the sun sinking into the horizon from The Outrigger Beach Resort, where the occasion is marked each evening with the blowing of a conch shell, then applause. Join locals under the resort’s Tiki huts, where families gather to eat, play board games and relax.
--Julie Landry Laviolette