This is the fifth installment of “Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Beach: A Renter’s Guide To the Islands”, which can be downloaded for FREE from our eBook library.
The South end of Estero Island is the perfect place to go for a quiet getaway. With white, sugar sand beaches spanning for miles, you will enjoy the private tranquility of the Gulf shores, yet still be only a short drive from the town center.
The south end of Estero island sits just north of Black Island, which is home to the beautiful Lover’s Key State Park.
Lover’s Key is the perfect getaway…whether you’re lovers or just a lover of peace, tranquility, and beauty. For years, this island was only accessible by boat. It was said that lovers traveled to the island to enjoy its remote and solitary beach.
Today, it is one of four barrier islands that make up this State Park. The islands are a haven for wildlife, and are home to west Indian manatees, bottle-nose dolphins, roseate spoonbills, marsh rabbits, and bald eagles.
Lover’s Key has a two mile long beach, accessible by boardwalk or tram. It is popular for shelling, swimming, picnicking, and sunbathing.
Black Island has over five miles of multi-use trails for hiking and bicycling. Anglers and boaters can launch their vessels from the park’s boat ramp. The park’s concession offers boat and fishing tours, as well as bicycle, canoe and kayak rentals.If you want to enjoy all that the South end of Estero Island has to offer, consider some of these beautiful vacation rentals:
- Bella Lago 434 – A three bedroom, two bathroom beautifully decorated condo with resort style amenities including a jacuzzi, clubhouse, exercise room, tennis court and golf course.
- Windward Point 212 – Fabulous two bedroom, two bath second floor corner condo, completely remodeled, with a fantastic view of the bay. The complex amenities include a great pool and shuffle board courts. It is a short walk to the beach, shops, and dining.
- Carlos Pointe 324 – This is a beautiful condo complex located directly on the beach. This particular condo has two bedrooms, two baths and has a fabulous view of the Gulf of Mexico with Lover’s Key in the background.
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Remember, It’s always beach time at Lahaina!