It’s hard to believe that this week marks the one year anniversary of Hurricane Ian and there are 20 restaurants that are open on Fort Myers Beach.

This Thursday, September 28, marks the one year anniversary of Hurricane Ian. Parts of Southwest Florida were completely devastated, mainly the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel. We’ve come a LONG way over the past year. It still breaks my heart to go down there see so many things gone. But it’s also refreshing to see so many things that have reopened. It’s so important to support the businesses that have been able to reopen. I’ve been going to Fort Myers Beach nearly every weekend and I love seeing so many people down there. Whether they’re eating, drinking or taking a walk at sunset.

When it comes to accommodations, a handful of hotels are welcoming guests back to the island.

Diamondhead, Pink Shell, Edison Beach House, Gullwing, and Lighthouse. There are also a bunch of vacation rental companies on the beach too. I love that more and more places are becoming available just in time for season. If you have friends and family coming down for holiday vacations, they’ll be able to stay on the beach and enjoy all it has to offer. And when it comes to attractions, there are wave runner rentals, boat cruises and more.

But not only for visitors, us locals love to eat and drink, and with a backdrop like the beach, it doesn’t get any better. For a full list of everything open on Fort Myers Beach, click here. But I put together a list of the 20 restaurants have reopened on the beach. Go down, soak up our paradise and support these Fort Myers Beach restaurants as we continue to rebuild after Hurricane Ian, one year later.

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