The greater Fort Myers area is an easygoing destination located in Southwest Florida on the Gulf of Mexico. Spread out and relax on more than 50 miles of white-sand beaches, or collect colorful seashells from the hundreds that wash ashore each day. Kayak the Great Calusa Blueway, a nearly 200-mile marked water trail, then hop between barrier and coastal islands. Say hello to local wildlife like manatees, bottlenose dolphins, loggerhead sea turtles and more than 245 species of birds. Savor perfect sunset views from waterfront restaurants where fresh seafood is always on the menu. And if the mood strikes, explore the local breweries and distilleries in Fort Myers and surrounding areas. One good day in Fort Myers always leads to another.