Lovers Key State Park


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Lovers Key State Park


Location:On County Road 865 between Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Beach in Lee County.
Facilities:Beaches, bathhouses, showers, canoe/kayak rental, boat ramp, bicycle rental, food concession, picnic areas/shelters, pavilions, volleyball courts, playgrounds, restrooms (é), trails (8 miles total),
Activities:Boating, canoeing, saltwater fishing, picnicking, shelling, swimming, hiking, bicycling, birding, wildlife viewing, Eco-tours.
Special Features:Park is made up of 4 barrier islands: Black Island, Lovers Key, Inner Key, and Long Key. For years Lovers Kay was accessible only by boat, and it was said that only lovers traveled there to enjoy its remote and solitary beach. Today, the islands and their waters are not only a place for park visitors to enjoy, they're also a haven for wildlife, including West Indian manatees, bottlenose dolphins, roseate spoonbills, marsh rabbits, and bald eagles.
Address:8700 Estero Blvd
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Phone:239-463-4588
Web: www.floridastateparks.org/loverskey
Size: 545 acres land; 918 acres water.

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For nature lovers, just cross a bridge at the southern tip of the island and you can escape to Lovers Key State Park - a harbor for wildlife and home to West Indian manatees, bottlenose dolphins, roseate spoonbills, marsh rabbits, and bald eagles.
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For nature lovers, just cross a bridge at the southern tip of the island to escape to Lovers Key State Park - a harbor for wildlife and home to West Indian manatees, bottlenose dolphins, roseate spoonbills, marsh rabbits, and bald eagles.