Most public beaches located throughout the Islands, beaches and neighborhoods of Fort Myers (Lee County) are currently closed. Currently, Gasparilla Island State Park is the only open beach. Last Updated: 1/30/2023
Within Lee County, some beaches are owned and managed by municipalities and the state. Please visit the following websites for more information:
Red Tide Update
Although most Lee County beaches are currently closed, medium to high concentrations of Karenia brevis, the organism that causes red tide, have been detected in our area.
The most recent Red Tide Report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission can be seen here.
The Red Tide Respiratory Forecast Tool from the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) can be seen here.
See a map from Mote Marine Laboratory with current beach conditions here.
See a map where water quality samples were taken by clicking here. TIP: Click on a specific point on the map to see date the sample was taken. We encourage all beach goers review this daily sampling map prior to visiting their preferred beach park facility.