Lovers Key State Park, Fort Myers Beach

4.7
#2 of 11 in Nature in Southwest Gulf Coast
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.
Create an itinerary including Lovers Key State Park
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
2,213 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • This place is well worth a visit. Pay around $8 to park for the day, and get access to a nature reserve where we saw eagles, various other birds, and rode bikes around a planned nature trail on the lo...  more »
  • Had some family fun there today. Hit the beach and enjoyed ourselves. I'd love to go back and explore some more.  more »
  • The beach is very quiet and the waters also. Being natural park pay $ 8 entry entitled to parking and a train brings you to the beach. You have a place to drink and ask for something to eat. Not much but enough for a day at the beach. You have also tables and places to make your barbecue.
    View original
Google
  • had a great time here. great beach, awesome hiking trails, canoe and paddle sports launch area, concessions, gift shop, clean bathrooms, and fresh water rinse. cheap entrance fee as well. I went back today just for the heck of it after work, awesome spot.
  • 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!
  • Great place to take the family. They have both Kayaks and canoes for rent. We went on a windy day and the waterways are pretty protected by the trees so it was easy paddling.
  • 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!

Plan your trip to Fort Myers Beach

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Fort Myers Beach

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Fort Myers Beach by other users

3 days in Fort Myers Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Key West & Fort Myers Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Florida BY A USER FROM ICELAND December, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Florida BY A USER FROM GERMANY October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, kids, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Orlando & Fort Myers Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, beaches, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 30 days in Florida BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA January, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Florida BY A USER FROM CANADA July, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Florida BY A USER FROM CANADA July, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans