Fort Myers Beach Events: Taste of the Beach

Sad about “Season” ending? No need to be! There are so many great upcoming local events to look forward to as we stretch into summer.

One of Southwest Florida’s most beloved events returns this year for the 24th year in a row—Taste of the Beach. Join our Fort Myers Beach dining and restaurant community on May 5, 2019 as we celebrate the local businesses that make us great (and keep us fed).

Explore the culinary village located just steps from our resort on San Carlos Boulevard, where attendees can enjoy tasty samples from local area restaurants surrounded by a lively and festive atmosphere including live music and games. Participating restaurants will offer samples of their signature dishes and will all be competing for several awards. The award categories include Best Appetizer, Best Beef Entree, Best Seafood Entree, Best Chicken Entree, Best Dessert, Best Decorated Booth, and People’s Choice.

Our off-site restaurant Yucatan Beach Stand will be participating, don’t forget to stop by their booth and say hello (and even give them your vote!)

Gates will open at 11 a.m and will remain open until all of the food is gone or at 4 p.m.

Admission is $5 for adults and children over 12. Children under 12 are free. Food tickets will be $1.00 each, with a $5 average food serving price. This event is sponsored by The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce.

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Lighthouse Island Resort


We are now accepting reservations for all guests, but still undergoing extensive clean up and repair around the hotel property.

We will require a one (1) night deposit at the time of booking, any cancellations must be three days prior to arrival to avoid forfeiture of the deposit.

We are still experiencing challenges with our WiFi service, due to this we cannot promise Internet or TV service.

We will ask you to sign an insurance release, if you choose not to sign this release, you will not be allowed to check in to our resort.

Our temporary office hours are 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. and the temporary office is located on the 2nd floor in room 508.

The available rooms are located on the 2nd and 3rd and 4th floors and our elevators are currently unavailable. You will have to navigate the stairs to access your room.

Parking is limited to one vehicle, we have no parking available for large trucks, trailers, boats or RVs.

Due to our resort being under renovations and repairs; generators, power washers and electric tools will be run early morning to late evening. Please be aware there will be noise throughout the day.

You must be over 23 years old to check in.Your credit card and ID must match the name on the reservation.

Our Yucatan Beach Stand is only steps away and is open daily from 11am to 9pm.

Our Tiki Bar is open 9am to Midnight Daily, serving great cold drinks, Live entertainment and a new ever changing menu from our grill.

The island still has no phone service, so to make reservations please click the Book Now Button below or contact us at To speak with an agent please call 239-356-7829 available 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. daily.