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Keewaydin Island

On the Gulf, accessible only by boat, Marco Island, FL
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Ranked #3 of 27 Attractions in Marco Island
Type: Beaches
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Keewaydin Island is absolutely beautiful and well worth the boat ride to get there. The sea was very clean, meaning you could see fish and shells-and dolphins!- and the beach was pristine. The island was slightly busier than I expected but still by no means crowded. Definitely worth a visit!

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Visiting in August probably means we get to see this beautiful island at its best. Weekends are slightly busier but mid week you may well have this place to yourself. If you do or perhaps share with a few (and ones who don't have their radio turned up) you will have a magical time. Turtle nests all over the place... More

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We rented a boat on a Monday from Naples bay resort and head it out to Keewaydin Island as suggested, what a beautiful Island, the color of the water was amazing. We went on a Monday with our kids, not crowded at all. There was no one selling food at this time, bring your sandwiches and drinks. A must do.

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Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The island was unpopulated, and fun to get to. We went twice, paying for a boat both times, it was worth it!

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Naples, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Keewaydin Island is a unique barrier island in Florida that has no cars, roads, or bridges. Since you can't drive to the Island, you will have to rent a boat, go on a tourist boat or visit with a private individual who has a boat. The island is currently about 85% public property and 15% private. We beached our boat... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We rented a pontoon boat and visited Keewaydin Island ..... beautiful Island. Highly recommend. Wildlife sanctuary was awesome

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Aurora, Illinois
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24 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

there will be many boats there so plan to arrive early to claim your spot. If you plan to stay long on the ocean side, make sure to note the tide schedule for your return to the boat. The boat side is calm with no wake allowed. So, you can enjoy swimming. The ocean side is usually empty allowing for... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
8 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Our first time here and we had a Fun day .. Weather was awesome. Island had quite a few boats and even a few that had food available. Relax in the water and enjoy the ride in the current. We will return absolutely loved it!!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband and I visit Marco every November and one of our jaunts is renting a pontoon to visit Keewaydin Island for the day. Shelling is fun, and every visit is different. We go in November so it isn't too crowded and spend the afternoon.

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Timbuktu, Mali
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Keewaydin was kind of disappointing. It was SUPER busy and really crowded. We mostly stayed along the ocean near the tip of the island, and our visit was a short one. As I said, tons of people, but some beermonkeys were blasting loud fast latino rap or something, dancing grotesquely, thrusting their hips forward and making the beach a terrible... More

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