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mark

Chicopee, MA

#64 Jul 26, 2011
Local wrote:
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How can you compare FMB to all of those that you listed? We don't have nearly the beach footage as they do.
You seem to have a personal vendetta against FMB and the Lani Kai.
Why so bitter?
the "locals" of fort myers beach look like the dirty pirates in the pirates of the caribbean movies--scrawny,dirty,mouthy and pushy with that goofy southern drawwllllllll

“unapologetically liberal”

Since: Mar 09

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#65 Oct 2, 2011
I've been coming down there for the last 20 years and think it is the best place to spend a few weeks on the Fla. coast if you just want to relax and not worry about the drunks on most other beaches and resort towns. I have a condo at Smugglers and love being very close to the water and downtown. The food there is good and the pier is still one hell of a place to go strolling. Plus one is close top many other little towns along the way. If you cant make it down there then it's your own fault and I would suggest you get the hell outta Dodge. Buhbye, sonny!

“unapologetically liberal”

Since: Mar 09

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#66 Oct 2, 2011
mark wrote:
<quoted text>the "locals" of fort myers beach look like the dirty pirates in the pirates of the caribbean movies--scrawny,dirty,mouthy and pushy with that goofy southern drawwllllllll
did some chick piss in your broke damn Wheaties, bitch? I know the only thing you're qualified for is straining the gull shit outta the sand at the hotels.
Jeff

Delray Beach, FL

#67 Mar 20, 2012
Michelle wrote:
Fort Myers Beach has turned into a skanky crime infested sandpit. The Lani Kai sets the stage for this crappy little beach and brings in Drugs, murders, home invasions... delapidated $hithole businesses lining the pockets of the crooked cops and town officials. Hires ex conficts straight from prison to come and work at their skanky place they call a resort.... "resort" to what? Resort to drugs? Resort to murder? Resort to a life of crime? It's a shame but sadly true! I loved this town but the Lani Kai has brought in too much crime. They are criminals hiring criminals and attracting thugs to buy their drugs.
You are so correct. I was attacked by one of the Lani Kai staff (thugs) on in march 2012. And a week later a young 100lb woman was beten by one of their thugs. I love Ft Myers and Ft Myers beach. PROBLEM IS THE LANI KAI AND THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE. THEY ARE CRUPTERD BY THE MONEY AND INFLUANCE OF THE OWNER OF THE LANI KAI.... MR. C. If any one reads this and want to know my story you may email me at myhandymanjr@hotmail.com. If you have a story I would like to know what happened to you..........

“unapologetically liberal”

Since: Mar 09

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#68 Mar 30, 2012
I love Ft. Myers Beach as nothing has ever happened to me and I've been going there for the past 20 years. we stay at Smugglers Inn.

Since: May 12

Fort Myers, FL

#69 Jun 3, 2012
If you don't like the beach leave and don't come back I'm sure someone else will gladly take your parking space. Nobody gives a rats ass.about your opinion. If you don't like it there's plenty of other beaches.
steven j

Chicopee, MA

#71 Jun 30, 2012
dylan2309 wrote:
If you don't like the beach leave and don't come back I'm sure someone else will gladly take your parking space. Nobody gives a rats ass.about your opinion. If you don't like it there's plenty of other beaches.
LIKE WHAT"BEACH"?ITS A STRIP OF SAND WITH BORED,DRUNKEN HILLBILLIES AND LOSERS.OLD TOURISTS,FAMILIES COLLECTING SHELLS ALL DAY EVERY DAY 24/7.HARDLY AND SUPERMARKETS,NEW PLACES, OR GOOD RESTAURANTS.PARKING-WHAT PARKING/THERE IS NONE.ITS A RUNDOWN,PATHETIC GILLIGANS ISLAND TYPE AREA WITH SIRTY BEACHES,NASTY WATER,CROWDED AREAS AND WAY TOO MANY AREAS THAT ARE DESOLATE OR TOTALLY OLD.GET A FRIGGING LIFE ALL OF YOU THAT DEFEND THIS RUNDOWN JOKE OF AN AREA.IT LONG AGO LOST WHATEVER"CHARM" IT HAD.YOU HAVE TO BE WICKED BORED TO MAKE SANDCASTLES ALL DAY.COLLECT SHELLS ALL DAY AND SAY THAT THOSE SO CALLED BUSINESSES ON THE BEACH ARE ACTAULLY ANY GOOD.OVER PRICED AREA THAT SHOULDNT CALL ITSELF A TOURIST DESTINATION.ALL THE PEOPLE ON THE BEACH LOOK LIKE THEY ARE ON VALIUM OR DEPRESSANTS THEY ARE SOO GOOFY,SLUGGISH AND BORED--TAKE YOUR BACKWATER BEACH AND SHOVE IT UP YOUR DIRTY LOCAL BUTTS:)HAHA
david l

Chicopee, MA

#72 Jul 4, 2012
Dreas wrote:
<quoted text>did some chick piss in your broke damn Wheaties, bitch? I know the only thing you're qualified for is straining the gull shit outta the sand at the hotels.
what hotel?you mean all the run down,nasty looking shacks they call best western,pink shell etc on your sandbar of a "beach".tiny beaches like fort myers beach are the cesspool of southwest florida.ft myers beach is a run down backwater dump that brings nothing to what the real florida is.im laughing at all of you that think fmb is anything.boring nasty area that looks like gilligans island.shove your boring backwater stink hole beach up your sad local ass,redneck loser:)

“unapologetically liberal”

Since: Mar 09

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#73 Jul 31, 2012
steven j wrote:
<quoted text>LIKE WHAT"BEACH"?ITS A STRIP OF SAND WITH BORED,DRUNKEN HILLBILLIES AND LOSERS.OLD TOURISTS,FAMILIES COLLECTING SHELLS ALL DAY EVERY DAY 24/7.HARDLY AND SUPERMARKETS,NEW PLACES, OR GOOD RESTAURANTS.PARKING-WHAT PARKING/THERE IS NONE.ITS A RUNDOWN,PATHETIC GILLIGANS ISLAND TYPE AREA WITH SIRTY BEACHES,NASTY WATER,CROWDED AREAS AND WAY TOO MANY AREAS THAT ARE DESOLATE OR TOTALLY OLD.GET A FRIGGING LIFE ALL OF YOU THAT DEFEND THIS RUNDOWN JOKE OF AN AREA.IT LONG AGO LOST WHATEVER"CHARM" IT HAD.YOU HAVE TO BE WICKED BORED TO MAKE SANDCASTLES ALL DAY.COLLECT SHELLS ALL DAY AND SAY THAT THOSE SO CALLED BUSINESSES ON THE BEACH ARE ACTAULLY ANY GOOD.OVER PRICED AREA THAT SHOULDNT CALL ITSELF A TOURIST DESTINATION.ALL THE PEOPLE ON THE BEACH LOOK LIKE THEY ARE ON VALIUM OR DEPRESSANTS THEY ARE SOO GOOFY,SLUGGISH AND BORED--TAKE YOUR BACKWATER BEACH AND SHOVE IT UP YOUR DIRTY LOCAL BUTTS:)HAHA
hey dumbass, dont go, case closed

“unapologetically liberal”

Since: Mar 09

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#74 Jul 31, 2012
david l wrote:
<quoted text>what hotel?you mean all the run down,nasty looking shacks they call best western,pink shell etc on your sandbar of a "beach".tiny beaches like fort myers beach are the cesspool of southwest florida.ft myers beach is a run down backwater dump that brings nothing to what the real florida is.im laughing at all of you that think fmb is anything.boring nasty area that looks like gilligans island.shove your boring backwater stink hole beach up your sad local ass,redneck loser:)
I OWN a condo at the Smugglers bitch and come and go as I please. Dont like it, dont go and do everyone else a favor will ya sonny.
joseph

East Longmeadow, MA

#75 Aug 4, 2012
Dreas wrote:
<quoted text>I OWN a condo at the Smugglers bitch and come and go as I please. Dont like it, dont go and do everyone else a favor will ya sonny.
LIKE I SAID AND YOU JUST PROVED-BUNCH OF LOSERS AND BACKWOODS HAYSEEDS-DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHH
Katrina

Cape Coral, FL

#76 Aug 5, 2012
david l wrote:
<quoted text>what hotel?you mean all the run down,nasty looking shacks they call best western,pink shell etc on your sandbar of a "beach".tiny beaches like fort myers beach are the cesspool of southwest florida.ft myers beach is a run down backwater dump that brings nothing to what the real florida is.im laughing at all of you that think fmb is anything.boring nasty area that looks like gilligans island.shove your boring backwater stink hole beach up your sad local ass,redneck loser:)
FMB certainly ISN'T the prettiest beach, or the biggest beach in Florida, but it has it's own charm just the same.

I have been there many times and have never once thought that it was so horrible that I wouldn't go back.

I can't imagine why someone would go to such lengths to be so negative towards it, such as you have. I have a feeling that you're just one of those people who like to badmouth things just for the sake of being ugly.
Harlzz

Massapequa, NY

#77 Aug 8, 2012
Midnite rider wrote:
I live in Kentucky but bought a place in Fort Myers and have been pleased with flying down there once every 3 months. We go to the beach and it is walways full of people and I'm thinking about tranferring in my job down there.
How do u find direct flights from ft myers to lex?? im relocating down in ft myers from ny and have friends in ky and havent seem to find any direct flights!
william

Chicopee, MA

#78 Aug 10, 2012
Katrina wrote:
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FMB certainly ISN'T the prettiest beach, or the biggest beach in Florida, but it has it's own charm just the same.
I have been there many times and have never once thought that it was so horrible that I wouldn't go back.
I can't imagine why someone would go to such lengths to be so negative towards it, such as you have. I have a feeling that you're just one of those people who like to badmouth things just for the sake of being ugly.
FACE IT LADY-ITS REDNECK ISLAND-IF YOU CALL "CHARM" A STRIP OF DIRTY SAND AND DIRTY WATER,BOOZERS AND LOCALS WHO LOOK DIRTY AND NASTY,AND PEOPLE WHO MAKE SANDCASTLES 24/7 ALL DAY EVERY DAY "CHARM"ILL TAKE ANY OTHER PART OF FLORIDA OVER THIS OUTDATED GILLIGANS ISLAND REJECT ANYDAY!BADMOUTH THINGS JUST FOR THE SAKE OF IT?NOPE-JUST THIS NASTY AREA OF SOUTHWORST FLORIDA!
Katrina

Cape Coral, FL

#79 Aug 11, 2012
william wrote:
<quoted text>FACE IT LADY-ITS REDNECK ISLAND-IF YOU CALL "CHARM" A STRIP OF DIRTY SAND AND DIRTY WATER,BOOZERS AND LOCALS WHO LOOK DIRTY AND NASTY,AND PEOPLE WHO MAKE SANDCASTLES 24/7 ALL DAY EVERY DAY "CHARM"ILL TAKE ANY OTHER PART OF FLORIDA OVER THIS OUTDATED GILLIGANS ISLAND REJECT ANYDAY!BADMOUTH THINGS JUST FOR THE SAKE OF IT?NOPE-JUST THIS NASTY AREA OF SOUTHWORST FLORIDA!
Then you must not have ever been to any beaches on the Panhandle. The water's black, the beaches are nothing but high dunes and the people are far more backward than anything in this area.
They don't call it "The Redneck Riviera" for nothing.
Resident

Fort Myers, FL

#80 Aug 12, 2012
I live in Ft. Myers beach full time. It is full of bums, drunken teens and addicts. It seems nice if you are here for a week or even a couple months but once your here long enough you will notice the long line of bums waiting for a free meal at the chapel by the sea. Then later on in the day you will see one of them at the bus stop with piss down the front of his jeans. Oh yes, can't wait to get a seat on that bus. Then there is the schizophrenic man screaming nonsense in the middle of the night across from the cute Mango street inn or the drunk disabled guy passed out in a tipped over wheel chair in front of the beach access, so a nice family has to walk right past him. My favorites are the drunk teenagers(and adults) that run in front of your car without even looking as if they own the road. I'm sorry but you wonder why so many people get killed down here. I learned how to cross the road when I was five, apparently these people need a refresher course. I don't even feel like getting into the addicts there are so many and they will try to rip you off any way they can.... So Welcome to Beautiful Ft. Myers Beach!!
Resident

Fort Myers, FL

#82 Aug 16, 2012
I forgot to add the mind numbing traffic that occurs every January to May. If you enjoy sitting in bumper to bumper traffic for over an hour to drive for a couple of miles (between the hours of 10-5) than Ft Myers is the beach for you. If you do visit our lovely trash filled beach I suggest you rent a bike and don't plan on getting off the island. Oh and enjoy shopping at the Publix because Michelle one of our friendly locals will tell you how she wished everyone but the people born and raised in Ft Myers should just LEAVE. Also, you have to love the 7am to 10pm noise ordinance. I enjoy trying to sleep in when the neighbors are sawing a tree down at 7am.
william

Ludlow, MA

#83 Aug 21, 2012
Katrina wrote:
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Then you must not have ever been to any beaches on the Panhandle. The water's black, the beaches are nothing but high dunes and the people are far more backward than anything in this area.
They don't call it "The Redneck Riviera" for nothing.
THIS FROM A BACKWOODS REDNECK NAMED AFTER A HURRICANE.FORT MYERS BEACH IS PAST ITS PRIME,TOTALLY RUNDOWN AND THE CESSPOOL OF SOUTHWORST FLORIDA-STOP DEFENDING A BEACH THAT LONG AGO LOST ITS"CHARM"!
joey

Chicopee, MA

#84 Aug 23, 2012
Dreas wrote:
<quoted text>I OWN a condo at the Smugglers bitch and come and go as I please. Dont like it, dont go and do everyone else a favor will ya sonny.
WHAT EVERYONE?NOONE GOES TO SCUMMMY MYERS BEACH ANYMORE-BESIDES THE DRUG ADDICTS,HOMELESS, AND BUMS.SMUGGLERS BEACH CONDOS ARE RUNDOWN NASTY CONDOS-HOW LOVELY YOU LIVE IN A DUMP ON A DUMPY BEACH:)
Unnamed

Orlando, FL

#85 Aug 26, 2012
Ft.Myers itself and the surrounding areas are going threw the toughest times. It led the nation in foreclosures. Now the crime and the drugs are getting worse. The city became to big to quickly which is why it is what it is. However its recovering thanks to the people who do help and make the change.

In my opinion the crime has gone up cause the people who cant find a job in the crappy economy are doing what they have to do to survive. Im not talking about the drug dealer and users. Anywhere you go youll find scum holes and drunks and drug users/dealers.

I grew up on fmb and at that time it wasnt so bad, yea it had its issues just like anywhere else..but it has become worse and worse over the years. Perhaps thats cause of the tough times in the area. The traffic is just something you learn to deal with over time.

If you think the drunks or homeless are bad, try Orlando!

Lani Kai has always been known as a scum hole ever since I can remember. The Reef finally was removed and that was just as bad. I remember playing baseball and seeing them stumble lost and drunk out on the field. Ive read the above statements and the one person was correct. Unless you attend town hall meetings or plan to help change the place than you have no room to speak.

I still go to fmb when I visit cause I grew up there afterall. I love seeing old faces, going to my favorite bar my family went to and seeing my favorite bar tender thats served my family when I was growing up. Fmb is just that type of place where either you like it or dont. Yea you can go to Sanibel but who wants to pay 6$ for the bridge and 2$ a hour with no where to park. Now the sand might not be as nice, and not as many cool shells haha, I must agree.

Bonita beach is nice but its not as much as a tourist industry as fmb is, that how fmb survives, the tourist industry. Similar to here in Orlando.

Unless you grew up there like me I guess then you wouldnt understand the beach life. The people, the places, the smells, and the sounds. I even get a taste of fmb coming over the bridge and its home sweet home again. If you dont like it, move on or go back where you came from its that simple. Its the negative people who dont help the situation.

FMB and its people are in it for the better or worse which is matters. Eventually itll hit rock bottom ( if it hasnt already) and then its nowhere but up.

aloha
Fmb long time resident and now tourist :)

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