With so many amazing things to see in Florida, how do you choose? If you happen to find yourself in the Fort Myers area, a day spent at Lovers Key State Park is all but guaranteed not to disappoint. Grab your beach gear, or simply a hat and camera, and go explore the driftwood “forests” along the beach.
Regardless of whether you are a local, or just passing through, if you are searching for information on the best day trip or vacation destinations in the area, you owe it to yourself to check out Driftwood at Lovers Key State Park, situated between the town of Fort Myers Beach and Estero. You will be glad you did!
Because there are so many things to do and places to visit in Florida, exploring Driftwood at Lovers Key might not have been on your radar, but it’s well worth the effort. This breathtaking and eerie dead forest may not be around forever: the ocean waves are slowly washing it all away.
Many tourists and local residents know how exciting and fun a day spent at Lovers Key can be. See seagulls perching on sun-bleached driftwood, spot dolphins playfully swimming in pristine blue-green ocean water, and do other things like explore barrier islands facing the Gulf of Mexico… Black Island, Inner, and Long Key.
About Lovers Key State Park:
The 712-acre state park provides local residents and tourists 2 miles of unspoiled beach. The price admission is $8 per vehicle and the hours of operation is from 8 a.m. until sundown every day. And, the address in Fort Myers Beach is: 8700 Estero Blvd.
Enjoy many amenities: taking a stroll along the beach is one option, however, you can also explore the inland trails on foot or by rented bicycle. The waterways surrounding these beautiful islands are accessible by kayak, canoe, and stand-up paddleboard. Snacks, gifts, and souvenirs can be purchased from the gift shop next to the main parking lot or at Hurricane Charlies on the beach.