North Captiva Island

Lee County, FL

North Captiva Island is a special place.  Located north of Captiva and south of Cayo Costa, North Captiva is a great blend of the two.  If you want to experience island living but don’t want to travel far to do it, North Captiva is for you.

THE ISLAND

Unspoiled, uncrowded, quaint, peaceful, beautiful, friendly, nautical, tropical, etc.  These are all words that come to mind when describing North Captiva Island.  The island consists of two parts; the residential part on the northern half and the natural preserve on the southern half.  Apparently, there are 50 year-round, residents who live on the island. In addition, there are numerous residential homes as well as a few restaurants, a convenience store and a small resort and marina.  The primary means of transportation on the island is by golf cart.

THE BEACH

Like most of the islands in Charlotte Harbor, North Captiva has an amazing stretch of beach.  The best part is on the southern half of the island.  It’s here where you can find your own tropical beach and spend time getting away from it all.  The water is crystal-clear, the sand is powdery-white and soft, the backdrop is a nature preserve and the currents are light.  

ALSO VISIT THIS NEARBY BEACH

 

BOAT OR PLANE ACCESS ONLY

The only way to visit North Captiva Island is by private boat, private plane (they have their own grass runway) or by private ferry.  The ferry leaves from southern Pine Island and makes approximately 7 trips daily.  More information on the ferry can be found HERE.  

If you own a small plane you can find information about the runway HERE.

ONE OF MY FAVORITE RESTAURANTS IS SO CLOSE

 

THE AREA

North Captiva is just one island within a string of islands that are some of the most beautiful in all of Florida.  The area is even more appealing because it provides an easy escape from busy Ft. Myers to the south and busy Tampa to the north.  I can’t recommend the area enough!

 

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BEACH INFO

LAT/LONG:
26.58’33”N 82.21’73”W

SETTING:
Natural/Unspoiled

SAND:
White, Soft

PARKING:
Anchoring on Gulfside or Harbor side/Use Stern Anchor if Needed

BOAT RAMP:

Click HERE for detailed information

SHOWERS:
None

BATHROOMS:
None

STAIRS:
No

PICNIC AREA:
None

WAVES:
Calm 

WALKING DISTANCE TO BEACH:
Anchor on Your Own Section of Beach

LIFEGUARDS:
No

WATER CLARITY:
Very Good/Epic During Spring

RESTAURANTS NEARBY:
The Barnacle on North Captiva, Cabbage Key, Tarpon Lodge, Boca Grande Marina

NEARBY HOTELS:
The Innlet (Boca Grande), Tarpon Lodge, Numerous house rentals on North Captiva

 

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