Must- Do Summer Activities on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel

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The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel is sun-sational year-round, but summertime brings out our best. Festivals, seasonal events and one-of-a-kind activities promise exciting fun for beach-bound visitors. 

Sun Splash Water Park

Dive into summer at the largest water park in Southwest Florida. With over 14 acres of water rides and poolside attractions, everyone is bound to have a blast. Fancy a leisurely float? Glide through the relaxing Main Stream River inner-tube ride. Need the speed? Jump on the five-story X-celerator slide. Open every day only during summer, take advantage of Sun Splash while you can. 

Paddleboarding and Kayaking

Discover a new passion as you glide across the surface of endless water trails. Paddleboarding and kayaking, two longtime summer favorites, seamlessly combine outdoor exploration and personal fitness. Southwest Florida’s Great Calusa Blueway welcomes paddlers to experience 190 miles of arguably the finest water trail in the U.S. Get up close to dolphins at play, manatees surfacing for air and one of the nation’s largest mangrove ecosystems. 

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Bike Riding

You choose the pace when exploring on two wheels. Whether you’re a casual or seasoned cyclist, our bike trails offer a wide range of cycling experiences. Cruise through picturesque views of Fort Myers Beach. Dismount to watch wildlife on boardwalk trails throughout Sanibel’s nature preserves. Leave your wheels at home? Quick and easy bike rental services will get you pedaling in no time. 

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Nature Walks

Rise above the natural landscape with a hike on one of our many raised nature trails.Stroll through the fertile wetlands of Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve on a mile-long dry boardwalk. Be sure to greet locals like gopher tortoises, raccoons, pelicans and even alligators in this carefully preserved mangrove ecosystem. Meander solo or take advantage of group or self-guided tour options. It’s an adventure fit for the whole family.    

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Whether you’re looking for the joy of undisturbed ecosystems or the thrill of a water slide, immerse yourself in beach culture and adventures that’ll last all summer long. 

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