I recently spent a lovely spring day down at Lovers Key State Park. This Florida state park is located about 7 miles south of Fort Myers Beach. It’s reached by an easy bike ride down Estero Blvd or you can take the beach trolley down to the park. I visited so I could go to the beach, do some photography, and get in some bike riding on the off-road trails.
This 1,600 acre ocean front park consists of four small barrier islands. The outer most island and name sake for the state park – Lovers Key, got its name before the bridges and roads were built to access the islands. At that time, the only way to get to Lovers Key was by boat. Because of the remote and difficult access it was supposedly and favorite hang out for young couples – sort of a “lovers lane” for beach going couples.
Today, bridges and SR 865 make it easy to access the nice white sand beach on Lovers Key. The park also has numerous canals for kayaking, and two trails for biking or hiking. However, there’s no overnight camping.
Here’s a vlog I made that shows what the park is like.
I had a great time visiting the park. The weather was perfect and the trail riding was lots of fun. If you’re staying in the Fort Myers area, Lovers Key is a nice place to spend the day.
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