Wednesday, January 20, 2021
visitor's info, fort myers beach

Visitor’s Information


Short Term Parking

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

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.

Pay Stations

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
  • Dakota 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.

(Please note: Lynn Hall Memorial Park near Fort Myers Beach Pier is owned and maintained by Lee County and payment at this pay station will not constitute payment for a Town of Fort Myers Beach parking space.)

Prohibited Parking

  • On the sidewalk.
  • In the wrong direction (against the flow of traffic).
  • In a handicapped space without a valid permit.
  • In a fire lane.
  • In areas officially marked as prohibited.

If you are in doubt as to whether you are parked illegally, please contact our office for advice at (239) 765-0202 before you park and leave your car.

Handicap Parking

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.

Pay Parking Tickets

On April 1st, 2015, Beach and Street Enforcement moved to Town Hall at 2525 Estero Blvd. Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931. All parking tickets can be paid over the phone or in person at Town Hall. Staff is working to provide an online payment option for parking tickets. For further information or to pay by phone, please call (239) 765-0202.

365 Day Parking Enforcement

Meters are monitored 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, seven days a week including all Holidays. B.A.S.E. personnel look for expired time limits, overtime parking, and parking violations (i.e. parking in the wrong direction).

Private Pay Parking

There are many privately owned parking lots along Estero Blvd.  Rates vary according to Season, Weather, Special Events/Holidays.

Beach Traffic

  • Yield to anyone in a crosswalk.
  • Watch for pedestrians & bicyclists.
  • When traffic is backed up, do not block side streets and driveways.
  • During construction watch for flaggers.
  • Pedestrians are urged to wear light colors at night.

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Editorial-Missy Layfield-fort yers Beach News-Island Sandpaper


Sand Life Magazine March 2020