Naples/Fort Myers, FL

Ft. Myers: Lovers Key State Park

A fantastic spot for running and numerous other activities! Located just south of Ft. Myers Beach, Lovers Key State Park features a 2.5 mile estuary path, 5 miles of bike trails, and one of the prettiest beaches in Florida. For runners, the trails are a combination of surfaces through wooded sections, along the estuary, and over boardwalks with great views and a good chance of spotting manatees, dolphins, osprey, or alligators. A 1,000 foot boardwalk leads to the gorgeous 2.5 mile beach, which is near idyllic for running– fairly flat, with compact sand near the water. For an even longer beach run, connect to Fort Myers Beach, using the bridge/Estero Blvd. over Big Carlos Pass.

The park has restrooms, showers, kayak rentals, nature tours, and a snack bar.

Park Information  Info on trails

Essentials
  • 2 miles along the beach and 5 miles of trails on Black Island
  • Paid parking in park

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Essentials
  • 2 miles along the beach and 5 miles of trails on Black Island
  • Paid parking in park