London Bay CEO Mark Wilson provided Fort Myers Beach community members with an update on the company’s vision for the future of the Outrigger Beach Resort property. Watch a replay of the Jan. 31 meeting here.

The Location

Located on 10 acres of the south end of Fort Myers Beach, the Outrigger Beach Resort and Charley’s Boathouse Grill are iconic landmarks that hold a special place in the hearts of residents and visitors alike.

London Bay envisions creating a new destination that honors the island’s unique character, while offering an exceptional experience. These properties showcase the best of what Fort Myers Beach has to offer: Majestic views, stunning beaches and waterfront access.

The Vision

London Bay has called Southwest Florida home for the last 33 years, with roots in Fort Myers and extending to Naples and Sarasota. We are deeply committed to this community, as evidenced by our most recent development of Grandview at Bay Beach, the first new residential town built on Fort Myers Beach in the last 15 years.

Our vision pays homage to the Outrigger Beach Resort’s cherished past, while boldly embracing the promise of the future. We’re more than just a development, the Outrigger is a celebration of the vibrant spirit, growth and resiliency of this town we love.

The History

London Bay recognizes the deep historical significance of the Outrigger Beach Resort and Charley’s Boathouse Grill. These beloved institutions were an integral part of Fort Myers Beach for decades, and we are committed to preserving their legacy.

As we embark on this exciting journey, we carry with us the memories and stories that have made this place special and look forward to recreating this historic setting for Fort Myers Beach residents and visitors with new opportunities for recreation, dining and relaxation.

Both the Outrigger and Charley’s sustained catastrophic damage during Hurricane Ian. Prior to Hurricane Ian:

  • Outrigger Beach Resort had 144 hotel rooms
  • Charley’s Boathouse Grill had 250 seats

Projects Details

Our vision is to create a casual boutique Old Florida lifestyle hotel with residences that caters to locals and embraces visitors. London Bay’s proposed plan includes:

  • Hotel with maximum height of 9 stories over parking plus rooftop lounge, with 100 hotel keys and 50 hotel-condo keys
  • 46 beachfront condo residences with a maximum height of 15 stories over parking

The Public Benefit

London Bay is committed to creating a place that individuals and families can enjoy for years to come, preserving the island’s charm while bringing new opportunities and vitality to the community. Our proposal includes an array of public benefits for current residents and future generations to enjoy, including:

  • Shaded public park
  • Public beach access
  • View corridors
  • Bike parking
  • golf cart parking
  • Outrigger Beach Bar and food truck
  • Beach games and activities
  • Beach showers and restroom
  • Lobby Bar
  • Roof top bar
  • Full-service restaurant
  • Ballroom and event terrace
  • Café and market
  • Valet parking
  • Crosswalk at Estero Boulevard

Our Commitment

Our vision for the future of the Outrigger Beach Resort and Charley’s Boathouse properties is rooted in collaboration with the community. We have engaged in conversations with community leaders and have received valuable input from residents who envision a revitalized beachfront. This property has long been a gathering place, and we aim to create new spaces that will complement the Fort Myers Beach community.

To ensure that our plans are compatible with the unique culture and ambiance of south Fort Myers Beach, we have assembled a diverse team of leading architects, planners and researchers. We understand that your input is essential, and we are committed to listening to the community’s voice throughout this process.

About London Bay

Over the evolution of three decades, London Bay has garnered a reputation as one of Southwest Florida’s leading developers and custom homebuilders. Embracing a vision of creating unparalleled lifestyles realized today through its fully integrated approach to diversified development, inspir­ational home design and innovative architecture, London Bay is setting a new standard for luxury living in some of Southwest Florida’s premier locations.


As we move forward, there will be ample opportunities for Fort Myers Beach residents, community members, and business leaders to provide feedback and be a part of shaping the future of these important locations. Your input is vital in creating a project that everyone can be proud of. To stay up to date on information and progress, including upcoming town hall meetings, please provide your information below.