Lovers Key State Park, Fort Myers Beach

4.7
#1 of 22 in Nature in Southwest Gulf Coast
State Park · Nature / Park
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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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  • Great beach and you can rent loungers @9 each and an umbrella too for around $12 - these come from Hurricane Charlie's who also sell drinks and hot dogs - very helpful, they will bring your longers... 
    Great beach and you can rent loungers @9 each and an umbrella too for around $12 - these come from Hurricane Charlie's who also sell drinks and hot dogs - very helpful, they will bring your longers...  more »
  • Gorgeous park and shelling paradise! We also got to see an adorable gopher tortoise. The park is large enough that it didn’t feel crowded at all. We got there at 8:00 before it got busy. Totally... 
    Gorgeous park and shelling paradise! We also got to see an adorable gopher tortoise. The park is large enough that it didn’t feel crowded at all. We got there at 8:00 before it got busy. Totally...  more »
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  • If you like to have an easy kayak... if you like manatees... Ya gotta go! Maybe it was my lucky day... but I saw 7 manatees. And a dolphin!!! Some beautiful wading birds, and just a beautiful peaceful paddle all around. Even had a staff meeting - of course I was supposed to have a vacation day, but I can do zoom almost anywhere... and it gave my peers something cool to see on the meeting while I peddled and showed them a couple manatees that kept swimming near my kayak! Even sitting under the mangroves for half of the meeting made it the best meeting location ever! I will definitely go back! Super easy paddle/peddle for that laid back, lazy, easy does it day!
  • We absolutely adore this state park. Even if there’s a lot of people, there’s still plenty of room for everybody. They have trams to take you to another area of the beach if you don’t want to walk. They have a few different areas with concessions and bathrooms. The water is absolutely beautiful, you’ll want to spend all day here! Just don’t forget your sunscreen.

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