There's something for all nature lovers at Lover's Key State Recreation Area, located between Fort Myers Beach and ... More
Lover's Key State Recreation Area
There's something for all nature lovers at Lover's Key State Recreation Area, located between Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Beach. The park is made up of four islands totaling 712 acres. Wildlife includes birds, dolphins, manatees, raccoons, and sea turtles. You can go hiking, boating, fishing, shelling and swimming, but collecting live shells and artifacts is prohibited. Leashed dogs are allowed on the trails but not the beach. There are grills, picnic tables, a concession stand and a wedding gazebo.
Lovers Key is not for those who want a lot of amenities and conveniences. It's really for those who want to go to a more natural and undeveloped beach. It was not crowded when we went there in late August, but we weren't alone either. The shore and water line is hard to walk on because of the shells - definitely bring water shoes (though I can practically guarantee that you will get little bits of shell in them as well). The water is warm and fairly clean (but definitely greenish rather than blue), and we saw wild dolphins not too far out from the beach. We enjoyed our visit.
the scenery meets the hype you read and also see on tv. only descrepincy I noticed is that the travel channel said it's a remote place that couples can go for seclusion. this isn't true. not sure if this place has been advertised too much, but there are many more people here than expected. worst part is the number of children. don't go here expecting the quiet couple time advertised. I had to walk quite a distance on the beach to get away from the noise.
THIS IS A PERSERVED PRIVATE PIECE OF PRISTINE BEACHES AND SCENERY. YOU CAN RENT BIKES OR KAYAKS. SECLUDED BEACHES. ON WED THEY HAD A SHELL LADY AND SHE HAD CLASSES FREE. THIS WAS A HIGHLIGHT OF OUR TRIP. MY HUSBAND IS IN A WHEELCHAIR AND HE WAS ABLE TO GO DOWN FAIRLY CLOSE TO THE BEACH.
loved the primitive quality that is preserved here....no commercial development..
beautiful beach and gulf waters....
hope the state of Fl continues to save and protect the beauty of the natural coast and beach areas....
We were there just after the hurricane and it was tore up badly. We had fun walking the trails and seen some wildlife(probably would see more now that it's probably cleaned up nicely) Bring bug spray(the mosquitos and nosiums will carry you away on the trails) Great place for a romantic/family picnic!!! Minimal cost but bring your own food the snack bar is $$$$$
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