Fort Myers Beach

Hit The Beach, Bonita Springs

It really is an almost free if not a low cost trip. Save your gas cash, pack a sandwich or grab lunch on FMB. You can have an almost free ride on the Trolley from Bonita Springs to Fort Myers Beach for just a quarter. (Unless they raise the price)  The Trolley almost looks like Mr. Roger’s Trolley from like, Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood on PBS. You can find it by going to the K-Mart plaza at the NW corner of Bonita Beach Road and hitch a ride on the stop right behind the Dunkin Doughnuts store. You’ll recognize either the half glass/hut waiting booth or something that looks like Mr. Roger’s Trolley.

If you want to entertain your family or friends and you’re pinching pennies hop the Trolley and hit Fort Myers Beach for an ice cream cone at the Square, a brew at the Cottage or, better yet, when you’re waiting for the Trolley to show up run to K-Mart for a few inexpensive kites. If you “kite it” get off the Trolley at Santini Plaza and head behind the Holiday Inn. It’s the widest expanse of beach so you can run and enjoy your kites, the sites and some of the best sunsets in Southwest Florida. You can just sit and watch others with kites, too. Often, there are sandcastle competitions or even amateurs that leave their mark in the sand too. The Holiday Inn offers free live music most weekends and during tourist season on most week days.

Since school is out stop in at Bay Park right by Red Coconut and the elementary school. They’ve put in a few water slides and such. You can’t really make a day of heading out to Fort Myers Beach without fighting traffic, finding a parking spot or dropping money on the petrol.

Don’t forget your sunscreen, it’s been scortchin’!