Lovers Key State Park, Fort Myers Beach

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State Park Wildlife Area
Lovers Key State Park is a protected coastal area that is as romantic as its name. Visit it to find bottlenose dolphins, marsh rabbits, and manatees that play in the shallow waters and marshes. Watch the skies to see an assortment of bird species, including hawks and warblers. The beach is 3 km (2 mi) of white sand, an area good for swimming. Cross over to Black Island for a kayak rental, or rent a bike to use on the paved trails that crisscross the island. Our Fort Myers Beach trip generator makes visiting Lovers Key State Park and other Fort Myers Beach attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This is a very nice beach. We were able to rent beach chairs for the day, which was great. There is a shuttle bus to take you to the beach from the parking lot. Bathrooms, food and other amenities are...  more »
  • We visited on a quiet mid week morning and found the area quiet and relaxing. We did not have a great deal of time, but at $8 car parking is pretty reasonable, more so if you are staying the day. Love...  more »
  • This is one of the most wonderful places to visit, you got safe adventures for the whole family to enjoy, you you got all kinds of wildlife to see, walking paths, cycling paths, BBQ areas, clean prest...  more »
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  • Went out canoeing and was so exited about seeing manatees and a snake. The beach is great for seashells. And the lady how lent us the canoe came out after we returned our gear and gave our daughter a bag of seashells. Made her week to get a bag full of treasures! Thank you so much!
  • This park has it all. The beach is beautiful. There is a kayak & paddleboard launch on the inside calm bay water. There are trails that cut through the island. Love this place!
  • Took an afternoon walk along the beach and loved the naturalness of the beach. State has done a great job with the park. Well worth the $8.00 fee We will definitely be back to kayak or canoe. Great place to enjoy the beach and out of season, was not that crowded.
  • Went to the Doggie Beach. It's great for what it is - a perfect place for dogs to socialize, play, and run around without leashes. Recommend wearing some type of shoe, as dogs tend to pee and poop on the beach.
  • I know of no other place nearby where you can access a pristine, white sand beach, ride easy dirt bike trails, and kayak along mangrove creeks -- all in the company of bald eagles, manatee, and dolphins. Fishing is also permitted. I never had the chance to try but it looks like it would be stellar! Bikes and kayaks are available to rent at moderate prices. Arrive early to get good parking, especially during the tourist season. Well worth spending a day or two here. We drive an hour from home on Marco Island because it's so nice. Highly recommended!