The joint is always jumping on this rowdy stretch of coast, the easiest by far to reach from the inland areas south of Fort Myers. Local favorite hangout Doc's Beach House, open from breakfast until the wee hours of the night, keeps bellies full and libations flowing. Other food and sports vendors camp out here, too, making it nearly impossible to resist an ice cream or a ride on a Jet Ski. Shaded pavilions between the parking lot and dunes are a great way to cool off
from the sweltering heat—just don't sit too close to the picnickers barbecuing. Amenities: showers; toilets; parking (fee); food and drink; water sports. Best for: partiers; windsurfing.