USCG Station Fort Myers Beach
719 San Carlos Dr., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
In Fort Myers Beach, the summers are long, hot, oppressive, wet, and mostly cloudy and the winters are short, comfortable, windy, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 56°F to 90°F and is rarely below 45°F or above 93°F.
The hot season lasts for 4.5 months, from May 20 to October 5, with an average daily high temperature above 87°F. The hottest day of the year is August 8, with an average high of 90°F and low of 76°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.8 months, from December 9 to March 2, with an average daily high temperature below 77°F. The coldest day of the year is January 18, with an average low of 56°F and high of 73°F.
The wetter season lasts 4.2 months, from May 27 to October 2, with a greater than 43% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 72% on August 4.
The drier season lasts 7.8 months, from October 2 to May 27. The smallest chance of a wet day is 13% on December 15.
Cost of Living
Compared to other cities in Florida and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Fort Myers, FL is 94, which is 5% lower than the Florida average and 6% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Fort Myers, FL are 5% lower than the average for Florida and 6% lower than the rest of the country.
Getting to Know the Area
Fort Myers is popular for its beaches, fishing, shopping – and the opportunity to learn about two of the nation’s most famed inventors and business leaders. You and your family can experience one-on-one natural encounters, play on top-notch Fort Myers beaches and treat yourselves to endless family-friendly attractions, restaurants and resorts in Fort Myers and surrounding areas along southwest Florida’s sunny Gulf Coast. And don’t miss the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford winter estates. Back in 1916, Ford bought land in downtown Fort Myers, next door to Edison, his mentor. Now, both estates serve as museums that honor their founders and remind all of us about what they overcame and what they accomplished.
Book an island-hopping excursion to explore the unspoiled islands Cabbage Key and Cayo Costa. You’ll feel as though you’re on your own private island. Stop by Cabbage Key Inn & Restaurant to eat a burger that some say is the inspiration behind Jimmy Buffett’s song, ‘Cheeseburger in Paradise’.
If you visit during high season in the spring, you can catch a Boston Red Sox spring training game. The Red Sox play more than 20 games at JetBlue Park, a state-of-the-art ballpark that holds up to 11,000 fans. The ballpark is known as a miniature Fenway Park, complete with famous Fenway franks.
Pickleball is a table tennis, badminton and tennis hybrid sport played with a paddle and wiffle ball. It was invented in the 1960s, but it has recently taken off in North America. You can take a lesson while enjoying a lake view at one of Sundial Beach Resort & Spa’s 12 regulation courts.
The Edison and Ford Winter Estates is one of the most visited attractions in Fort Myers. While you’re downtown, sign-up for a walking tour, including one that claims to be haunted. The Seminole Gulf Railway offers visitors a picturesque trip through the surrounding countryside along with a murder mystery dinner show to boot. There are water parks, batting cages and nature parks, however, the main attractions here are the beautiful beaches, the abundance of shells on the shores, and the stunning sunsets.