Beach Closing

Fort Myers Beach closed starting Thursday night

Starting Thursday night Fort Myers Beach will be closed to all visitors to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Fort Myers Beach now joins a list of other beaches in Southwest Florida that has shut off access.

The mayor of Fort Myers Beach told WINK News this move was made to protect the public’s safety, and that it needed to be done.

All county-owned beaches and the pier will be closed down starting at 6 p.m. Thursday and will last through April 21.

There will be no laying down, no chairs set up and no large groups. Beach access points, public parking and bathrooms will all be closed as well.