Lovers Key State Park

Aptly named Lovers Key, whose access point is between Black Island and Bonita Beach, is one of Southwest Florida's loveliest (and most secluded) state parks. The beaches here have retained much of their original splendor and, for the most part,...  Read More

Cayo Costa State Park
Photo courtesy of Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau

Cayo Costa Island has seven miles of beautiful beach located at the mouth of Charlotte Harbor, west of Pineland. A popular place for bird watching and shelling. Open year round dawn to dusk. Accessible only by passenger ferry or private boat –...  Read More

Located at the "Beach," this popular family destination boasts one of the area's most well known attractions: Fort Myers Beach Pier. The pier was formerly known as "Pelican Pier," as it was home to several feathered individuals. The park's beach...  Read More

Centennial Park

This 8-acre riverfront park hosts a variety of community events each year, from public concerts to seasonal festivals. The park includes a fishing pier that stretches out over the Caloosahatchee River, boat access, and recreational facilities...  Read More

Barefoot Beach Preserve
Photo courtesy of Gina Birch

Occupying some 300-plus acres, Barefoot offers a varied natural landscape that can seduce and captivate everyone from sun worshippers to hikers to animal-lovers (it's not uncommon to run across a Loggerhead, in fact). Shielded from surrounding...  Read More

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