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Explore the Black Island Trail at Lover's Key

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If you’re the adventure loving type, then Mango Street Inn (the best bed and breakfast in Fort Myers Beach) is where you should stay on your next getaway! Not only are we mere steps from the beach, we are also just a short car ride to the Black Island Trail at Lovers Key State Park. It’s located just south of Fort Myers Beach and just north of Big Hickory Island. The trail offers several activities from hiking to mountain biking, to nature watching and fishing.
The Black Island Trail at Lover's Key is a great daytrip with lots of things to see and do! 

About The Trail
The trail consists of two separate loops and is 2.5 miles long. Both loops follow fingers of land that were once created by dredging. This dredging was done to create more developable waterfront property along Estero Bay. The trail is filled with many coastal scrub plants and tropical hammock habitats.




Helpful hint: there are two shortcuts available on the trial.
The first shortcut is 1.2 miles long and the second is 1.8…

7 Incredibly Interesting Dolphin Facts

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There is something purely magical about watching dolphins swim and play in their natural habitat. At Fort Myers Beach you are able to do just that! From our beautiful Inn, located across the street from the beach, you can take a short walk and submerge yourself into the beautiful scenery and watch these magnificent creatures. You can often see them off shore swimming up the beach, as well near the pier around meal time.




To get yourself more acquainted with these incredible mammals for your next trip to the best bed and breakfast in Fort Myers Beach, here are 7 fun and interesting facts that you may not know about dolphins: 

1.Dolphins can recognize themselves in a mirror

You might have heard this before, but dolphins are extremely intelligent creatures. They are even as smart as apes. A dolphin’s brain is similar to the size of the human brain. This means that their brain is about 4-5 times larger than animals similar in size. 
2.Dolphins are carnivores

Their favorite prey includes fish, …

7+ Essentials for a Day at the Beach

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Whatever time of year you hit the beach, the basic essentials are going to be the same. But we're throwing in an extra half (for total of 7+) for the snowbirds who come to Fort Myers Beach during the winter months. Pack these 7+ items and you are set for a great day on our gorgeous sandy beach.
1. The RIGHT Kind of Beach Bag There are so many styles of cool looking beach bags, but the "right" type of bag is roomy, 100% washable, and loaded with pockets. Water resistant cotton, cotton blends, or washable mesh tend to work best. Ditch the vinyl, jute, and straw bags unless you want to live with granules of sand sticking around for years. They look great, but they are hard to get completely clean. You want a sturdy bag that you can not only shake out, but you can also throw in the wash machine. Make sure it has long enough straps so it fits comfortably over your shoulder. This will free your hands up to carry other items.

2. Beach Towels (with a couple EXTRAS) Beach towels …

It's Flip Flop State of Mind ... What to Expect When You Stay at Mango Street Inn

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You may as well arrive at Mango Street Inn in a flip flop state of mind!



It's our goal to ensure you have a relaxing vacation when you arrive at our Fort Myers Beach bed & breakfast. Here's just a small taste of what you can expect!

From the moment you arrive, you'll feel right home beginning with the welcome note on your guest suite door!


Sleep in or take an early morning stroll on our beautiful beach and discover the enchanting treasures of the Gulf of Mexico. At low tide, the shells are plentiful and you'll feel like you are walking on water.


You'll start each morning, Monday through Saturday, with an incredible breakfast to fuel you through your day. Dan cooks up a different breakfast daily and each one is better than the next! Most guests sit under the pergola in our common area and enjoy breakfast together, but we are also happy to serve it in your guest suite should you decide to relax indoors or if the weather is inclement.




We supply the beach chairs, b…

Visit Fort Myers Beach, One of the Most Beautiful Beaches in the World!

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If you have visited Mango Street Inn, the best bed and breakfast in Fort Myers Beach, you already know that we have one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Our white sand, warm waters, and shell filled beach is truly a wonder to behold. Mere footsteps from the Inn, our beautiful beach has been named one of the best beaches in the United States by numerous magazines and travel organizations (even beating out several beaches in Hawaii!).



What you may not know is that we are also surrounded by dozens of other beaches, each with something unique to offer. Mango Street Inn is a short distance from all of them, so when you stay with us, you'll have the opportunity to explore some of these other beauties!



Here are 6 of our Favorites 1. Bowditch Point Park This beautiful beach is located at the North end of the island.  It has shoreline on both the Gulf of Mexico and Matanzas Pass.  This beach has 10 acres of preserved beach area and has trails, gardens, picnic areas, restrooms, …

Sea Turtle Season at Ft. Myers Beach

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It's Sea Turtle Season Each year, sea turtle season runs May 1 through October 31 at Fort Myers Beach.  We're fortunate that every year, more and more sea turtles nest right on our beautiful beach, near Mango Street Inn Bed & Breakfast. It is truly a  remarkable sight when you see them.  As with all of our beautiful island creatures, it's important to understand the rituals and challenges of the sea turtle in order to protect them and ensure the hatchlings survive.

Fortunately, the numbers are growing each year. In 2015, Fort Myers Beach had 73 nests total, but last year that number increased to 92. We hope to see even more of an increase this year. Some experts expect that 2017 may be a “generational year.”  Recently, the Island Sand (our local newspaper) interviewed Eve Haverfield. She is the founder of Turtle Time, Inc., the all-volunteer, non-profit group that monitors nesting of globally-endangered sea turtles on Big Hickory Island as well as Bonita, Bunche and F…

The Beautiful Birds of Ft. Myers Beach!

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If you are a big bird watcher, then the best bed and breakfast in Fort Myers Beach, Mango Street Inn, is the place to be! There are many different types of beautiful birds that can be spotted on the shores around Fort Myers Beach. While there are several birds, we'd like to highlight some of our favorites. For any of you out there that aren't very familiar with bird terminology, when we refer to plumage, we are describing their feathers. Also, we are going to take a look at three different categories of birds that may be spotted around our great bed and breakfast in Fort Myers Beach, the shore birds, wading birds, and common birds.
Shore Birds
Sanderling
The Sanderling has short black legs that blur as they scurry across the beach. They are medium sized birds that are recognizable by their black legs and bills and obsessive wave chasing habits. These birds breed only on High Arctic tundra, but during the winter they live on most of the sandy beaches of the world, including Ft. …

The 22nd Annual “Taste of the Beach” Festival - Seafood, Live Music, and More!

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Mango Street Inn is excited to announce the 22nd Annual Taste of the Beach Festival on Fort Myers Beach is just a few days away! The festival is Sunday, May 7, 2017 on Old San Carlos Blvd. just down the street from Times Square. Gates open at 11 a.m. and food will be served until it runs out or at 4 p.m.

Tickets will be available on site. Admission is $5 for adults and children 12 and over. Children under 12 are free. Food tickets will be $1 each with a $5 average food serving price. Restaurants will offer samples of signature dishes available for purchase and compete for the top Taste of the Beach Award honors.

There are many restaurants that will compete and all are members of the Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. Restaurants signed up include: Yucatan Beach Stand, Parrot Key Caribbean Grill, Bootleggers Waterfront Grill, Royal ScoopPinchers Crab Shack, Castaways Bar & Grill and Nervous Nellie’s. Live music will be provided by Jo List and Friends from 12-4 p.m…

Beach Weddings & Mango Street Inn - A Marriage Made in Heaven!

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If you've always dreamt of an intimate beautiful beach wedding or vow renewal, look no further than Mango Street Inn. Whether it's your first wedding, your second (or more), Fort Myers Beach is an idyllic setting. Read on ... we are certain you'll agree!



Why Tie the Knot at Mango Street Inn?
Reason #1
Your Certified Wedding Officiate is Ready & Waiting

Mango Street Inn's Inn Keeper and Owner, Tree Andre, is a certified wedding officiate. Tree can assist you with your ceremony on beautiful Fort Myers Beach (right across the street from the Inn). Whether it's a traditional wedding ceremony, vow renewal, or LGBTQ ceremony, we are more that happy to accommodate and make it all that you want it to be.



Reason #2
Your Wedding Party, Family, & Friends Can Stay at the Inn

With our six thoughtfully appointed one and two bedroom suites, you and several of your family members, wedding party, or friends can book the available rooms at the Inn and enjoy your time together in…