Lovers Key, Ft. Myers, Florida

Lovers Key, Ft. Myers, Florida

Located in beautiful southwest Florida, the four barrier islands Black Island, Lovers Key, Inner and Long Key combined make up Lover’s Key State Park. Lover’s Key is two-and-a-half miles of powdery white sand beach accessible by boardwalk or tram and is regularly named one of the top beaches in Florida by the Travel Channel.

A popular shelling beach – keep your eyes peeled for sand dollars – Lover’s Key is divided into three distinct sections. The south end of the beach has picnic area, restroom and gazebo and a free tram will take you there. A quick walk over two bridges takes you to the beach’s mid-point, where you can rent chairs and umbrellas at Hurricane Charlie’s, and finally an honor gate at Big Carlos Pass brings you to the north end of Lover’s Key, where there are no facilities.

If you want to get to beyond the beach, the state park offers five miles of trails to walk, run, or bike (rentals are available) or you can rent kayaks, canoes or paddle boards and explore the surrounding waterways. Keep your eyes peeled for bottlenose dolphins and West Indian manatees.

Park entrance is $2-8 depending on the size of your vehicle and number of passengers and no pets are allowed on beach.

HOW TO GET THERE

  • Fly into Southwest Florida International (RSW) airport, rent a car and drive south to Lover’s Key State Park

WHERE TO STAY

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