Hit the sand and enjoy crystal clear waters at nearby Lovers Key State Park, Fort Myers Beach’s award-winning beach. The untarnished two-mile stretch of beach is one of the most popular destination for sun seekers and shell searchers.
Once only reachable by boat, Lovers Key State Park is now the site of sugary sand, a bounty of wildlife and dramatic, one-of-a-kind sunsets. The park is made up of four islands and are completely accessible by car.! With its boardwalks, trails and beaches you will be able to view the wildlife like birds, alligators, dolphins and more from numerous locations within the park. With a boat ramp and kayak, paddleboard canoe rentals there is no lack of fun.
The park’s concession offers kayak tours, as well as bicycle, canoe, kayak, paddleboard, beach chair and umbrella rentals. For tour reservations, rentals and to plan your next event at the park, call 239-765-7788.
Lovers Key State Park is also the site of local pirate lore! Legend has it that long ago, the pirate Black Augustus escapes imprisonment and sought refuge on current day Lovers Key. More recently, the islands were slated for development in the 1970’s but this was halted when the state acquired the land in 1983 and then it was merged together with the Carl E. Johnson Park in 1996 to create the park as we know it today.
The park hosts fun events for you and your family to enjoy each month. View the full calendar of events on their website Lovers Key State Parkopens in a new window.
The Sea Turtle Program kicks off on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 10:00 am. Join a Park Ranger to learn about the fascinating life-cycle and journeys of the marine turtles that visit Lovers Key each summer. Learn about their nesting behavior and find out what you can do to help protect them. Due to limited space, reservations are required. Call 239-463-4588.
Lovers Key State Park is located at 8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach FL 33931, just 6.3 miles and a 15-minute drive from your Fort Myers Beach accommodations at Lighthouse Island Resort Inn and Suites.
Entry into the park is $8 per vehicle, $4 for single occupant vehicles and motorcycles and $2 for pedestrians, bicyclists.
Lovers Key State Park is open from 8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year.