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Address: North Captiva Island, Captiva Island, FL
Activities: Fishing
Description: Porpoises will eat the fish you release at Captiva Pass.

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Best beach in the area!

Very nice beach w/ paid parking area. Tends to be busiest in late morning to late afternoon and parking gets to be difficult then. Lots of good fishing here and tons of nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Smiths Station

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Smiths Station
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Very nice beach w/ paid parking area. Tends to be busiest in late morning to late afternoon and parking gets to be difficult then. Lots of good fishing here and tons of nice shells are everywhere! You can see manatees here as well horseshoe crabs (and lots of birds!). The water is shallow in most places and there's a large... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Whether you are out for a cruise, dolphin and bird watching or fishing this is a great spot to be. A wide assortment of wildlife and usually calm waters (check the weather report), The fishing is very diverse. So many species. you'll never be sure what you've caught until you reel it in.

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Vanleer, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Love the beautiful shells, clean beach and ocean. Most beautiful sunset, Bring water shoes, and bags for the shells and sand dollars

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Ft. Lauderdale
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is just a short bridge that connects Sanibel Island to Captiva Island. There is a small beach just to the left of the pass which provides limited parking for a fee. If the tide is low you are able to walk under this connection bridge. Enjoy.

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Tamarac, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

If you want some fun, sun, sand, shells, relaxation and me time, then this is the place to go! If you are with the one you love, it makes your time more special there. Peaceful and loving and time for special words.

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Titusville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

On previous visits we have taken this pass by small boat and used it to visit all around the island; although the leeward side is less volatile than the ocean side. There is a strong current and parents need to be mindful of their children as they venture into the water. Fishing with the tide flow is best. This time... More 

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Warren, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

What a beautiful place North Captiva is. Perfect for those sunset's. Parking is another thing though better rent a golf cart or scooter. Beaches are great for shelling ok for swimming but this is a shelling resort island.

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Ravenna, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Always a great spot. Throw a line in, enjoy the sun, peace and quiet. We like to visit in the fall when the munchkins are back in school.

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Haddock, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stopped here when we saw people doing the Sanibel Stoop :) The water was VERY dangerous to get in, but there were men fishing on the shore lines. Seashells were abundant!!

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

All of North Captiva Island is very peaceful and quiet but being near water makes it even better. Awesome place for shelling. The current through the pass is very strong so don't go swimming in there and anchor your boat or you'll keep drifting. Get yourself over to the Cayo Costa side of the pass, because that's where the shells... More 

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Address: North Captiva Island, Captiva Island, FL
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Captiva Island

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