All Of Fort Myers Beach Is Open

April 28, 2020 Home

Notice: Most types of accommodation are open on Fort Myers Beach. However, the ban against short-term vacation rentals is still in place.

Beach Tram and Trolley

Effective Friday, May 8th, 2020, LeeTran will reactivate the route 400 servicing Fort Myers Beach. Tram service is ended until January.

Town Of FMB Owned Areas

Effective 6 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2020 all Town owned areas of Fort Myers Beach will fully re-open.

Parking will also resume as normal.

Bay Oaks Recreational Center grounds will be open, including tennis courts and pickle ball courts, but the ball fields, basketball courts, gym, restrooms and community pool (under repair) remain closed.

Mound House grounds will be open from sunrise to sunset; however, the Mound House public restrooms and museum remain closed.

Newton Park grounds, parking and restrooms will be open sunrise to sunset.

Hotels and vacation rentals will be allowed to accept reservations again starting May 15, 2020, effective for occupancy dates as soon as May 15.

Lee County Owned Areas

Effective Wednesday, April 29, 2020 all Lee County public beaches will be open. This includes the sandy beach areas at Bowditch Point, Lynn Hall Park and Crescent Beach, as well as many other county-owned beach access points on Estero Island, some of which are within the Town of Fort Myers Beach and some within the City of Bonita Springs.

All parking fees will go back into effect under this re-opening to help with congestion and turn over that occurs at high-use park sites with parking fees. Staff is assigned to clean parking pay machines. Bathrooms will also be open.

All Lee County Parks have reopened with caveats and with staff onsite to help encourage social distancing. For more information, visit www.leegov.com/covid-19

Lover’s Key State Park

On May 7, 2020 Lover’s Key State Park will open at a reduced capacity of 50% to allow for proper social distancing for safety of staff, volunteers and our visitors.

At this time, the beach will only be open for recreational activities such as swimming, walking, shelling, jogging, biking, etc. Sitting in chairs and sunbathing will not be allowed for the time being.

At this time, the concession operations will not open (Gift Shop, Bait Shop, paddling rentals, Hurricane Charley’s will be closed).

The tram will not operate until further notice, as social distancing is very difficult to maintain on the tram.

Boating Restrictions

Because COVID-19 continues to impact Florida, a new Executive Order has been enacted to reflect direction from Governor DeSantis, the DOH and the CDC. Effective immediately, all recreational boats must be at least 50 feet apart. Each recreational vessel must not have more than 10 people on board. Full details and additional proactive measures the FWC is implementing are here.

The Fort Myers Beach Chamber

Our main office at 2450 Estero Blvd. is closed until further notice. However we are still working remotely. If you need assistance call 239-454-7500 or email [email protected].

The Town of Fort Myers Beach

Town Hall lobby and offices are closed to the public until further notice. Town operations are continuing by phone or email. Call (239) 765-0202 Monday – Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM for assistance. If you have a matter that can only be handled in person, call ahead for concurrence; otherwise you may be turned away. We appreciate your cooperation.

Good Vibrations

Check out this letter we recently received from a visitor to Fort Myers Beach!

During these difficult times, I want to share with you a picture that may make you smile and any others it may be shared with. In this picture it shows the joy, fun, and excitement that FMB brings to our family and I’m sure so many others.

My family has been visiting FMB twice a year for the past 10 years and it is always the trip we look forward to most. The attached picture is from this past February of my nephew playing in the sand in front of Beach Club One (we are timeshare owners here).

Thank you for your time and for all you do for this paradise we call FMB. My family and I look forward to our next visit and many more memories at FMB.

A child enjoys playing in the sand on Fort Myers Beach.