Lovers Key State Park, Fort Myers Beach

4.7
#2 of 11 in Nature in Southwest Gulf Coast
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. To visit Lovers Key State Park and other attractions in Fort Myers Beach, use our Fort Myers Beach trip builder app .
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  • October 2, 2017
    Have been there several times in the past two years..a nice break from the typical "tourist-y" beach..just pure gorgeous nature!!!  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    Love it wheel cars at beach for handicap. You get a free ride to the beach. Boat rentals and gift shops. Disabled Vetrans get in free.  more »
  • September 13, 2017
    Beautiful state park. Great opportunities to see wildlife, get out in canoe or kayak. You can see alligators, manatees, birds  more »
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  • June 19, 2017
    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.
  • May 16, 2017
    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!
  • June 15, 2017
    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!
  • June 19, 2017
    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.
  • December 23, 2016
    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!

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