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Lovers Key

By Staff | Mar 30, 2016

Fall in love with Lovers Key State Park, which was voted one of the top 10 parks in Florida by the Travel Channel. In fact, Lovers Key currently holds the second highest attendance mark in Florida and boasts the premier outdoor attraction spot in Southwest Florida .

It’s said the Key, once only accessible by boat, was only visited by lovers for its quiet, white-sand beach and shallow, tranquil waters.

While times have changed, plenty of lovers still frequent the little island and have plenty of things to do once parked. Besides the beautiful beachfront and clear blue-green water, take a bike ride or kayak paddle around Black Island, have a picnic at the gazebo or anywhere else you can find barbecue grills.

Inquire about ranger tours of the estuary, including bird watching and history lessons

A concession store is available to sell fish bait and snacks. There you can rent kayaks, bike, fishing supplies. Other amenities include restrooms and rinse-off showers. The park is ADA accessible.

Entrance fees are $4 for one person in a vehicle, $8 for 2 to 8 people in a vehicle, more than 8 in a vehicle costs an additional $2 per person; walk-ins and bicyclists are $2 per person. The park is open 8 a.m. to sunset daily. Call 463-4588.