Considered the heart of Fort Myers Beach, the bustling Times Square area is located to the right of the Matanzas Pass Bridge. After gaping at the panoramic view of the island from the bridge's summit, drivers take a short turn to the right and immediately to the left is metered parking ($2 an hour) at Lynn Hall Memorial Park. The park, 950 Estero Blvd., is open from 7 a.m. to 30 minutes after sunset.
The park's amenities include restrooms, showers, picnic structures with tables and barbecue grills.
An award-winning public pier shoots out into the water, with a covered shelter and benches at the end. Pelicans hang out here, because beginner to professional anglers love trying to hook "the big one" or end up feeding bait-savvy underwater thieves. A small shop on the pier provides snacks, beverages, souvenirs, and all sorts of fishing supplies for pier pedestrians. Follow the swirling tiles of Times Square - gold, teal, and Mediterranean blue - to an eclectic series of restaurants, waterfront bars, and ice cream shops. Anyone who forgot to pack a swimsuit will find numerous clothing, beach supplies and souvenir stores to browse through, picking up a few "vacation essentials" and gifts for people back home.
Fort Myers Beach Pier.