Parking On Fort Myers Beach
There are a number of options for parking on Fort Myers Beach!
There are numerous privately owned lots on the north end of the island along Old San Carlos Blvd. and Crescent St. as well as the first stretch of Estero Blvd. heading south. These lots charge a daily rate that varies between $5 to $12 per day.
Town Owned Lots
Short term parking, or metered parking, is located on Old San Carlos Blvd., Estero Blvd., Center St., and Fifth St. These metered spaces have a two-hour time limit and cost $2 per hour.
Long Term parking is available on all beach access streets and in the lot under the Matanzas Pass Bridge. The cost is $2 per hour, and there is no time limit.
If you possess a valid handicapped parking placard or license, you may park at any Town-owned metered space as long as a handicapped space is unavailable to you. Parking in these instances is free, but a time limit of four hours is enforced.
Meters are monitored 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, seven days a week including all Holidays. Town personnel look for expired time limits, overtime parking, and parking violations (i.e. parking in the wrong direction).
The best way to avoid getting a parking ticket is to be aware of where you park (make sure you are legally parked) and read the instructions on the paystation or meter. Should you have any questions or problems, you may contact B.A.S.E. at (239) 463-5888 during business hours 9:00AM-9:00PM seven days a week; this number is also provided on each paystation and parking meter.
The Town of Fort Myers Beach has recently implemented 10 new pay stations at the following locations: Newton Park, Connecticut Street Beach Access, Palm Avenue Beach Access, Old San Carlos and under Matanzas Pass Bridge. These new pay-by-space pay stations allow visitors to park, take note of what parking space they are in, pay at the pay station and go directly to the beach without returning to display their ticket in their car. Soon the Town will introduce an app for smartphone users to add more time to their space directly from their phone! Check back at a later date for when the app will be introduced!
County Owned Lots
Parking is available at Lynn Hall Park or Crescent Beach Park on either side of Times Square or at Bowditch Point on the north tip of the island. Cost is between $1-$2 per hour with no time limit. The hours of each park are as follow:
Lynn Hall – 7am-11pm daily
Crescent Beach – 7am to dusk daily
Bowditch Point – 7am to dusk daily
‘PARKING FEE EXEMPTION:
Vehicles displaying a disabled Veterans license plate or vehicles with mechanical modifications specifically for accommodation of a disabled driver or passenger when parked in a space designated for the disabled are not subject to parking fee. ALL OTHERS MUST PAY PARKING FEE.’