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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
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Sunrise, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

We rented a pontoon and went to the island, it is a perfect piece of paradise! The beach is clean, clear and pristine!

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Beautiful spot to go to if you rent a boat or have one. Don't go on weekends in season and sometimes even in summer if you can avoid it because often too many boats there. Great spot with advantage of inside water and walking over to ocean side beach! so beautiful!!

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Bradenton, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very cool place to paddle & spend the day. Lot of boaters & sometimes they do not play nice with kayaks.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The island is beautiful and the water crystal clear with little traffic. There are tons of shells and we even saw a seaturtle. Be sure that you take water and food with you though because it's at least 30 minutes each way from the Marina

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Plainville, Massachusetts
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20 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Maybe we made a big mistake by going on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend (it's just how our schedule worked out), but by the time we showed up in our rental pontoon at the area to "park" on the intracoastal side of the island (about noonish), it was like the tailgating parking lot before a big football game. On... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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
21 helpful votes 21 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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