When bicycling through the side streets in Fort Myers Beach, you’ll notice how some property owners share their mildly or super eclectic tastes. We’ve seen marvelously manicured gardens to shoes used as planters hanging from trees!
An easy way for any homeowner to add a little pizzazz to their home is with a gussied up mailbox. Andy and I decided to tour Fort Myers Beach on bicycle to see how creative our neighbors are. Our two bicycle routes this past week took us to nearby streets on Estero Island and to off-island neighborhoods.
Estero Island Tour – 12.55 miles
Off-Island Tour – 13+ miles
I started our off-island tracking from Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille where we had lunch. I’m guessing our total bike tour was really about 15 miles when you add the initial distance between our Beach Delight vacation rental and Doc Ford’s.
Our fabulous lunch at Doc Ford’s was our reward for this particular trip. We pedaled up Matanzas Pass bridge twice for this ride! I had to stop at the top of the bridge to finish off my water bottle. It was a good reason to stop and enjoy the view too.
Eclectic Mailboxes By Theme
Swan Mailbox Stork Mailbox Pelican Mailbox Pink Flamingo Mailbox Wood-Carved Pelican Mailbox Pelican Mailbox Colorful parrot mailbox Pelican on Mailbox Post Green Parrot Mailbox
Manatee Mailbox Leaning Manatee Mailbox
Dolphins Mailbox Dolphins Mailbox Dolphin Holding Mailbox
Sea Shell Mailbox Lighthouse with Skipper Mailbox Scene Lighthouse Mailbox
Sailboat Mailbox Outboard Motor Mailbox Big Outboard Motor Mailbox Big Outboard Motor Mailbox
Other Sea Life
Under the Sea 3-D Painted Mailbox Seahorse Mailbox
Modern Art Mailbox Volkswagen Mailbox
Getting Mailbox Ideas
On our bike tours, we did see lots of traditional mailboxes that were dressed with mailbox covers. But they really don’t have the same appeal as those I’ve shown in this post. We’ll keep looking and thinking about how we can dress up our mailboxes to evoke a fun-at-the-beach feeling roadside at our Beach Delight! Share your favorite eclectic mailboxes with us!
Ride The Bike Tour
Plan your stay at Beach Delight and take your own tour of our island town. Visit our reservation page to learn availability and rates. Come enjoy our Beach Delight!