While Fort Myers Beach is recognized world-wide for its gulf-side beaches, the bay side of Fort Myers Beach offers tremendous gulf access boating. The bay-side neighborhoods of Fort Myers Beach offer unrestricted deep water gulf access with very short rides to open water. Fort Myers Beach gulf access communities are located along the entire length of Estero Island on the bay side. In addition to great boating, residents in these neighborhoods have a short walk to the gulf beaches.
Two of my favorite gulf access communities are not located on either of the two islands, San Carlos or Estero that Fort Myers Beach is best known for, but rather in the mainland section of Fort Myers Beach off San Carlos Boulevard south of Summerlin Road. These two upscale communities of Siesta Isles and Palm Isles feature newer luxury homes on wide canals and are bordered by extensive natural preserves. Homes are currently for sale in Siesta Isles ranging in price from $475,000 to $888,000 and at Palm Isles from $479,000 to $1.35M.