Help Restore The Fort Myers Beach Arches

August 18, 2021 Services

For 55 years the Arches stood as the entrance to FMB, and became the identity of the town itself. While they should not have been destroyed in 1979, 20 years later, rebuilding them was in the original Town of FMB 1999 Comprehensive Plan. Today, over 4 decades later, the Arches remain a symbol of importance to the community. This is evidenced by the full wall mural of the Arches behind Town of Fort Myers Beach Council chambers, and a first place listing in the Estero Island Historic Society FMB Historic Island Tour Brochure “Footprints in Time”. The purpose of Restore Fort Myers Beach Arches is to bring the arches back.

Here’s how you can help.

  1. We have a fundraiser for people to donate an etched brick to the Commemorative Arch walkway. The name of a business, a family brick, and/or a loved one, are all good subject matter. It is a legacy in stone. It will be in front of tourists for a long time. The brick donations will help us fund the Arch construction. Get details here.
  2. We are asking for swag basket donations for our Walk The Arches Poker Walk. The Walk starts at Mango Rita’s on October 2. It includes winning, fun, sun, costumes and a good time. A cash prize and basket for the poker winner. Swag items will be included in raffle baskets to win and/or bid on, and a costume contest with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd costume contest winners.

For more information please contact Ray McDonald at