Fort Myers Beach
I will be in fort myers beach for 3 days looking for close by local favs.
nicer place is Bayfront Bistro. Nice wines and although you don't watch sunset per se, you see the colors setting on the San Carlos bay and the migrating birds and colors on the water. Sushi is good and it is the only restaurant of its quality on the Fort Myers Beach island. We think Flippers is fun, a waterfront place on the next barrier island along with Lovers Key State Park. A surprise is the Surf Club, which inhabits an old Waffle House. Food is quite good. I like Parrot Key. Fun place, we always feel like we are on vacation here.
Many places to avoid on the beach:
Avoid Lani Kai. Vile.
Ditto anything in Times Square.
Drinks only at The Cottage...watch the spring break madness at the above Lani Kai from afar.