Welcome - Bienvenido - Willkommen - Bienvenue

We're glad you're here!

Whether you're on Fort Myers Beach, the shore of Cape May, or the lakes of Wisconsin, our casual resort wear is perfect for every laid back lifestyle.  Our selections of coastal beach-inspired home accessories and local artwork are sure to bring the feeling of sun-kissed days into your home.  From whimsical gifts to funky jewelry, The Best of Fort Myers Beach will make you feel like you’re always on vacation!

We hope you enjoy your online shopping experience here at The Best of Fort Myers Beach!

- Anita Cereceda, owner



Our Stores

     The Pier Peddler, Local Color and The Islander are shopping  "experiences". We have tried our best to capture bits and pieces of that here for you on this site, and we always appreciate your feedback should there be something particular you wish to see or something you feel we should change up a bit! Much like our Fort Myers Beach locations, this process will always be evolving to meet our customers' needs and hopefully adding a few surprises in for good measure!

      We hope you visit when you're in town and enjoy your shopping experience here on The Best of Fort Myers Beach.  Thanks for stopping by.

Local Color

Local Color

When I was trying to come up with a name for the store I opened, right around the corner from the Pier Peddler in Times Square on July 3rd of 2003, "Local Color" just wouldn't leave my head, but no one seemed to like it! The expression "local color" is used to describe all the interesting elements that typify the character and charm of an area.  There just couldn't be a better name for this shop that's a dizzying array of colorful artwork, funky jewelry, casual resort wear and gifts for your home.  Like I said...all three stores are an "experience!"

View our 3D tour with the link below!

The Islander

The Islander

The Islander's grand opening was December 4, 2017 in the Santini Marina Plaza at the south end of the island.  The store has cool and sophisticated tones of sea glass and driftwood and caters to Islanders everywhere!

A mix of upscale clothing for ladies and beautiful beach-inspired gifts for your home, The Islander has become a go-to spot for locals and visitors alike.  The marina-like setting of the plaza has so much to offer visitors to the area.  Restaurants, fishing charters, and of course great shopping at The Islander!

Enjoy a  3D tour by clicking the link below.

The Pier Peddler

The Pier Peddler

The Pier Peddler was opened on December 31st 1985 at the base of the Fort Myers Beach Pier, by my parents Jo and Jose Cereceda. 

One of the most memorable things about The Pier Peddler is the hundreds of police and service badges that line the perimeter of the store.  Over 30 years, it's become a collection we are proud to display.  Check out our stories to read more about them! Whether you need a pair of sunglasses, a dress to wear to dinner, or a gift for your favorite guy, the Pier Peddler is the place to go!

We look forward to seeing you!

What We Offer

Our stores are favorites for locals as well as our many visitors, and we offer a variety of items that are appealing to all age groups.

We are open from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, seven days a week.

  • In-store shopping with quality customer service.
  • Curbside pickup. Just call the store and we will gladly pack your items and deliver them to you "curbside!"
  • Online orders available 24/7 are handled personally by our gracious staff.