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“very pretty place”

Lovers Key State Park
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Owner description: Park is not associated with Bonita Springs Dog Beach. Enjoy swimming, sunbathing, shelling, fishing, hiking, bicycling, wildlife watching, canoeing/kayaking, geocaching and more.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

very nice setting. but a bit over proced for just being able to walk around but soon there should be a new visitor center . will like to go back when it is all done

1  Thank brett r
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Lovers Key State Park is worth a visit if you’re anywhere in the FMB area. The water is a little clearer than on FMB and has great shells. We swam & shelled. We walked a little bit of the trails- very pretty. The best part was when we pulled into the small observation area just off the main entrance and there were about 5 manatees right there in the water. That was awesome! Made our day!

1  Thank Lkrmom
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

We rented kayaks and took off on the water trail. It was really, really hot, but we made sure to bring water and have sunscreen. The scenery was amazing, but we weren't seeing much wildlife. After a good paddle, we turned back, and as we rounded a bend, we encountered a playful dolphin that circled us for a bit as it toyed with a large fish it had caught. It was amazing! We said goodbye and paddled on, and as we pulled our kayaks out at the landing, we noticed two manatee right off the landing. It was fantastic. We were pretty hot so we left, but we came back the next day for the beach and loved that as well. This is a park well worth visiting!

2  Thank Darin S
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

This beach is accessible only by boat and is unspoiled and clean!
Caution to anyone swimming here because there are rip currents present. Stay close to the shore and enjoy!!!!!
Fishing is another attraction at this beach!

2  Thank Ro B
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Such a great beach for a family with small kids. The white sand is loaded with beautiful shells if you dig just a little below the surface (we forgot a shovel but found a large sturdy shell that worked perfectly for digging). And if you bring a snorkel you can find even more shells under the calm, shallow water.

Just $8 to get in, and there are bathrooms and a concession stand inside. The free tram from the parking lot to the beach was a nice touch, but we didn’t find it necessary at all - it was a short walk over a well-constructed bridge and walkway to get to the beach. The parking lot is small, so we felt fortunate to find parking, but the beach was not crowded at all. We had space to put up an umbrella, dig a big hole in the sand, spread out several beach chairs, and play bocce without feeling like we were encroaching on the other beach goers at all.

Though we saw several sand bars on the drive toward the state park, we didn’t see any on the beach itself, which is the only thing that could have made it even more ideal for young kids. But we really didn’t explore far along the beach and were only there a few hours, so it’s possible the sand bars are somewhere else or they emerge at different times.

Overall a very relaxing and beautiful beach.

1  Thank MnKP
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