The Lower Gulf Coast Sights

Lovers Key State Park

  • 8700 Estero Blvd. Map It
  • Fort Myers Beach
  • Beach–Sight

Published 09/17/2015

Fodor's Review

Once a little-known secret, this out-of-the-way park encompassing 1,616 acres on four barrier islands and several uninhabited islets is popular among beachgoers and birders. Bike, hike, walk, or paddle the park's trails (rentals available); go shelling on its 2½ miles of white-sand beach; take a boat tour; or have a beach picnic under the trees. Trams run regularly from 9 to 4:30 to deliver you and your gear to South Beach. The ride is short but often dusty. North Beach is a five-minute walk from the concession area and parking lot. Watch for osprey, bald eagles, herons, ibis, pelicans, and roseate spoonbills, or sign up for a free excursion to learn fishing and nature photography. On the park's bay side, across the road from the beach entrance, playgrounds and a picnic area cater to families, plus there are boat ramps, kayak rentals, and a bait shop. Amenities: food and drink; parking (fee); showers; toilets; water sports. Best for: swimming; walking.

Sight Information

Address:

8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, Florida, 33931, United States

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Phone:

239-463–4588

Sight Details:

  • $4–$8 per vehicle, $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists
  • Daily 8–sunset

Published 09/17/2015

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