Lover's Key State Park

Voted the number 4 best beach in Florida by Travel Magazine there is plenty to do at Lover's Key State Park Activities include swimming, picnicking, shelling, boating, and sunbathing, as well as canoeing/kayaking, hiking, bicycling and wildlife viewing.


Lovers Key is a 712 acre Florida State Park where you are likely to create memories that will endure over a lifetime. With 2.5 miles of pristine sand, the park is home to manatees, dolphins, bald eagles and other wildlife.

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The park is located on a barrier island and is over five miles (8 km) of multi-use trails; bicycle, canoe, and kayak rentals, gazebo, picnic areas, boat ramp, and two playgrounds. The park is open from 8:00 am till sundown year-round.

The park lies within the city limits of Bonita Springs and is just north of Bonita Beach. The park uses a Fort Myers Beach zip code for address purposes.The park is popular with both Bonita Springs residents and tourists.

It’s a beautiful State Park on the water and it has over 1,600 acres with crystal clear waters. There’s also restrooms at the park and near the beach and then there’s a gift shop also.

Unlike some other beaches in Southwest Florida the park has a huge parking lot so you should not have a problem getting a parking space most days.

The number one attraction at the park is the beach. A fantastic place to play in the sun. You can go swimming, shelling or sunbathing take a walk on the beach, wade in the water. If you are looking to simply relax, head to the concession building, rent a chair and a umbrella, and enjoy the scenery. If you want to explore the area by bike you can also rent a bike at the concession area.

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You may want to try the black Island Trail which is about a mile and a half and is wide enough for hiking or bike riding.

Sit on the beach or go hiking, and possibly encounter some wildlife. Hungry grab a quick burger at Hurricane Charlie’s.

If you come to Lovers Key, don’t forget to visit Bayside Park. This park has something to offer for everyone. You can ride a tram to get to the beach. It’s a fun and beautiful way to arrive at the beach and along the way you can enjoy a lot of great wildlife.

Another must thing to do at Lovers Key State Park, is visit their trails. The park has over five miles of them, and they are great for hiking, biking and walking as well as checking out a lot of great wildlife, and make sure you stop by the pond where if you are lucky you might see an alligator.

The park also offers kayaking, canoeing or paddle boarding. Their canoe and kayak water trail offer a five mile round trip. It’s an opportunity to for wildlife viewing. Ospreys, egrets and maybe even an eagle.