LOVERS KEY STATE PARK & BEACH
This is a beautiful, natural beach just south of Fort Myers Beach and north of Bonita Beach. There is an $8 fee per vehicle or $4 for only one person. The park offers plenty of parking, restrooms, equipment rental, and food. It is open from 8:00 am until sunset everyday.
The beach isn't very wide and doesn't have many shells but you have plenty of walking and sitting opportunities on the 2 mile stretch of sand.
It is similar to Bowman's Beach on Sanibel Island as you have a couple of bridges to cross over the intercoastal waters in order to reach the beach. There is a tram available to transport visitors from the parking lot to the beach.
If you're interested in collecting shells you would be better off going to Sanibel Island but if you just want to enjoy the surf and sand on a pristine Gulf beach then make your way to Lovers Key.
View my A Minute on the Beach series.
Lovers Key State Park
Posted by Jill Winchel