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.
2015 Shrimp Festival
Saturday, March 14 – Sunday, March 15, 2015
Attention all shrimp lovers!! It’s that time of the year when we celebrate the popular pink crustacean with a parade and the largest two-day event on Estero Island! Ft. Myers Beach is the home to the largest shrimp boat fleet on the Gulf Coast of the United States, and we’re ready to celebrate the shrimp industry with a 5K run, a
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Come Put your Feet in our Sand!October 17, 2013
27th Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship & Beach Festival November 22 - December 1 The beaches of Ft. Myers Beach will take center stage this year during the 10-day sand sculpting celebration November 22 through December 1. The theme is “Go Big or Go Home For The Holidays” and the event will feature … [Read more...]