The 5 Best Places to Propose on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel

Couple walking on Bonita Beach

So, you’ve finally decided to pop the question? It’s a moment you’ll remember for the rest of your life, so you really want to do it somewhere special. No matter how you plan on surprising your loved one, these beautiful locations in Southwest Florida are perfect places to start the rest of your life together.


Sanibel Island Lighthouse

The Sanibel Island Lighthouse sits on the southern tip of the island peering out into the San Carlos Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Remote and secluded this beach is perfect for a quiet moment alone.

Lighthouse near beach

Edison & Ford Winter Estates Gardens

The gardens at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates are second to none in Southwest Florida. Hundreds of species of flowers, trees and other exotic plants surround you on these scenic grounds by the banks of the Caloosahatchee River.

Silk floss tree

Fort Myers Beach Pier

Poking out into the Gulf of Mexico, people flock to the pier to fish and watch the sun set over the water. On the weekends, bands and artists perform on the pier. Have them serenade you as you pop the question.

Sunset pier

Sunset cruises

Speaking of sunsets, why not take a sunset cruise out on the Gulf? There’s nothing more romantic than being out on the water as the sun goes down. Book your sunset cruise through Captiva Cruises at

Ferry at sunset

Lovers Key State Park

Although this island was only accessible by boat, Lovers Key State Park was and still is  a beautiful spot for couples to be alone and enjoy the beach.

And if you decide to get engaged on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, why not get married on our beautiful beaches too? Check out our Weddings section for all the information you need about getting married on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel.

Newlyweds celebrating wedding near beach

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