Lovers Key State Park Summer is a GREAT Time to Visit
We believe it's always a great time to visit Lovers Key Resort and Lovers Key State Park. This story in the News Press sheds some light on why summer may be the best time of the year to plan a visit to our little slice of paradise. From a trip to the beach to and upscale dinner at a nearby boutique hotel (that's us!) to boating or back bay kayaking, our destination provides a variety of vacation options that may be better this time of year. Read the entire story here.
The History of Black Island Treasures to be Found
Lovers Key Resort is located on the historic Black Island named for pirate Augustus Black. In 1821, Augustus Black was a Portuguese Pirate. To avoid capture, he hid his pirate ship, the Dona Rosalia, behind what is now known as Black Island.
Legend has it that Pirate Augustus Black has a vast treasure of gold. Right before he died, he told his neighbors to dig up his sandy floor and they would find a great treasure. Much to their surprise, they discovered a solid gold ball approximately five inches in diameter. Apparently, Augustus had melted his gold plunder so that it could not be identified.
Now, more than a century later, you too can discover what hidden treasures lay in the sands of Black Island.