Fort Myers, Florida is filled with beautiful beaches, exciting attractions, and great fishing, as well as great restaurants and bars. But, if you’re a consummate fisherman, you want to know the best fishing spots. And the Fort Myers area has some of the most serenely beautiful parks. Let’s unpack the 5 Best Fishing Spots Near Fort Myers.
#1 North Shore Park
Located on N Cleveland Ave in North Fort Myers, North Shore Park is a quiet spot by the river with picnic pavilions as well as a pier for fishing enthusiasts. One visitor described the park best, writing, “Fishing pier, two roofed pavilions, picnic tables benches, Beach with shells, walking distance from hotel and food.
“Not set up for swimming, but the beach usually has a few kids playing in the water. No boat ramp, but a good spot to bring a kayak or other water toy like a paddle board or skimboard that you can carry or drag the 20 feet from the parking spot to the water.”
#2 Centennial Park
Located on W First St., Centennial Park sits along the Caloosahatchee River. It features footpaths, public art, a pier, and covered pavilions. Though there is a pier for fishing, visitors rave about the extensive hiking trails here as well as the peaceful area.
One visitor writes, “This is one of my favorite hiking trails! It offers 3 different trails and is always beautiful and relaxing. I sometimes bring my dog as well.”
#3 Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve
Located on Penzance Blvd, and open 7 AM to 8 PM daily, Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is a 3,500-acre wetland that filters rainwater on its way toward Estero Bay. The preserve features a 1.2-mile boardwalk trail, an interpretive center, and an amphitheater.
#4 San Carlos Bay – Bunche Beach Preserve
Located on John Morris Rd in Le County, San Carlos Bay – Bunche Beach Preserve is open from 7 AM to 6 PM daily. The Preserve is part of a natural tidal wetland reserve with mangroves, a sandy beach, kayak rentals, and birdwatching. Customers rave about the park as well. Below is but one example:
“Love this spot! A little more natural and always less people. Perfect for sunbathing, picking shells, fishing, birding, or just a nice walk with your feet in the sand. We saw dolphins when we went there tonight! Stayed long enough to catch the sunset.”
#5 Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve (East)
Located on Bayshore Rd in North Fort Myers, Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve features a raised boardwalk from which to walk or fish, or visitors can canoe on Popash Creek. It’s a perfect place to escape, enjoy nature, and feel at peace. The preserve is open from 7 AM to 7 PM daily.
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