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Post-Irma Visitor Information

The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau is thankful that our destination was spared the worst of Hurricane Irma. Our hearts go out to those affected by the storm, and we wish everyone a safe and speedy recovery. While continuing to monitor​ the status of area accommodations, parks and attractions, we're glad to report that most properties throughout the destination have resumed operations.

More good news, our beaches are open! All primary roadways and bridges are open and access to Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel are clear. Following completion of water testing by the Florida Department of Health, all beaches throughout Lee County are open and safe for shelling and swimming. For more information, please visit the Department of Health's website

We will continue to update this page regularly with relevant information as it becomes available.



Visitors with reservations in September should contact their hotel or vacation rental to confirm details of their stay. Overall, Lee County accommodations sustained minimal structural damage, if any, and cleanup of fallen limbs, vegetation, and other landscape debris continues. There are still a few areas in the process of regaining power and phone service, but all are moving quickly through their recovery and reopening phase.


Closures & Updates


Lee County Parks & Facilities

Regarding Lee County Parks & Facilities, the following locations are all open as of Thursday, Sept. 14:

Click here for a full list.


2017 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest - The Shows Will Go On!

We are proud to announce that the 2017 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest will go on as planned, Sept. 22-Oct. 1.

The ten-day songwriter festival, now in its fourth year, is a great way to see singer-songwriters perform in intimate settings throughout Captiva Island, Fort Myers Beach, and historic downtown Fort Myers.

Island Hopper brings with it the healing power of music to uplift and unite our community, and it could not come at a better time. Follow the festival on Facebook at; Twitter @IslandHopperSWF; Instagram @IslandHopperFest; Hashtag #IslandHopperFest.

Island Hopper is presented by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, iHeartMedia, Cat Country 107.1 and BMI, the largest music rights organization in the U.S.

For more information visit


Beach Cams

Many of our coastal properties have live beach cams that offer visitors a real-time view of our destination. We will continue to update this list as more cameras become available.

Island Inn, Sanibel Island

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, Sanibel Island

West Wind Inn, Sanibel Island

'Tween Waters Inn, Captiva Island

The Mucky Duck, Captiva Island

Lani Kai Island Resort, Fort Myers Beach

Best Western Plus Beach Resort, Fort Myers Beach

DiamondHead Beach Resort, Fort Myers Beach


Contact Us 

We're here to help! For more information, please contact us directly at 1-800-237-6444.