San Carlos Bay
San Carlos Bay is a bay located southwest of Fort Myers, Florida, at the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River. It connects to Pine Island Sound to the west and to Matlacha Pass to the north. The United States Navy seaplane tender USS San Carlos Bay, in commission from 1944 to 1947, was named for the bay
A bit of Fort Myers history combines with natural beauty for brief look at bird-loving Bunche Beach.
"One thing about the beach, change is constant," said volunteer and Master Naturalist Trudy Sampson, who leads tours at Bunche and Bowditch beaches with Lee County Parks and Recreation. "You never know what you'll find."Standing at the shore, she starts with a brief look at the park's history, saying the 700-acre undeveloped parcel had much humbler beginnings as a quarter-acre bit that was the only beach open to people of color from Tampa to Miami.The beach is tucked behind miles of barrier islands. Visitors gaze over the waves at the Gulf of Mexico through a gap between the north end of Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island. At low tide, hundreds to thousands of birds mine its mud flats for food
Fishing Pier Fort Myers Beach
If you are planning a visit to the Fort Myers Florida area and you would like to get in a little fishing without much planning or even a fishing license then the pier at Fort Myers Beach is the place to go. Just about everything you need is right there or within a short walk of the pier. If you want to fish either saltwater or fresh water in most places around the state of Florida you must have a fishing license. However, Lee County has arranged to pay the state a blanket annual fee to cover anyone fishing from the Fort Myers Beach Pier.
Estero Island is an island located in Lee County, Florida, on the Gulf coast of Southwest Florida. It is bordered by San Carlos Island to the north and Big Carlos Pass to the south. The Matanzas Pass Bridge is on the northern end of the island and connects Estero Island over Matazanas Pass to San Carlos Island