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Times Square: The Heart of Fort Myers Beach

May 28, 2009
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer
Considered the heart of Fort Myers Beach, the bustling Times Square area is located to the right of the Matanzas Pass Bridge. After gaping at the panoramic view of the island from the bridge’s summit, drivers take a short turn to the right and immediately to the left is metered parking at Lynn Hall Memorial Park. The park, 950 Estero Blvd., is open from 7 a.m. to 30 minutes after sunset. A public pier shoots out into the water, with a covered shelter and benches at the end. Pelicans hang out here because beginner to professional anglers love trying to hook “the big one” or end up feeding bait-savvy underwater thieves. A small shop provides snacks, beverages, souvenirs and all sorts of fishing supplies for pier pedestrians. Follow the swirling tiles of Times Square to an eclectic series of restaurants, waterfront bars, and ice cream shops. Anyone who forgot to pack a swimsuit will find numerous clothing, beach supplies and souvenir stores to browse through, picking up a few “vacation essentials” and gifts for friends and family back home.


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