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“Great boat trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Keewaydin Island

Keewaydin Island
On the Gulf, accessible only by boat, Marco Island, FL
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Ranked #1 of 21 Attractions in Marco Island
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great boat trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012 via mobile

Well worth planning this trip into your holiday. Pack for the beach/day, Rent a boat follow the directions. Beautiful beach, can be busy with other boaters. When we went we watch in amazement a sea plane flying v.very low and then landed alongside our boat!!!!! Kids went mental..... Thee is an old boat selling beer and food also beached up. Enjoy.

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English first
Naples, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Keewaydin Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Keewaydin Island is a must see. You will need to rent a boat and go to the southern tip. On one side is the Gulf of Mexico and the other side is a river. Most of the boats park on the river side. It's a short walk to the gulf side. The swimming and shelling are great. Weather permitting, you will find the "Taste of Naples" Food Boat there 7 days a week from about 11am to 4pm. Their burgers are great and they also sell beer, soda etc. No need to pack a cooler, they have it all. You will not want to leave this place. It is paradise.

Visited August 2012
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Beaconsfield, England, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful beach only for boaters”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

Again, Keewaydin provided a lovely stop off for food on one of our many boating trips around the Marco Island and Naples area.

Accessible only by boat means there is always interesting fibreglass to ogle! It's lovely to anchor up and have a spot of packed lunch accompanied by a beer...or three whilst taking in the beautiful surroundings.

After lunch, head to the beach where you can walk over to the gulf side where the water is refreshing with some gentle waves.

When you head back to the boat, join in with what is English lot have termed 'Lazy River'. Grab something inflatable and a beer and float from one end to the other. The current will pull you slowly down stream (be careful not to go too far out though!). Walk back and repeat!

If you forget the lunch (or the beer) at the weekend, there's always someone serving burgers and beer which are rather good food.

Alternatively, you can partake in the past time of 'corn hole' and see who's aim is the best after a couple of drinks.

A lovely spot to take in that I've been heading to for over 15 years and I go back over and over again :-)

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Naples, Florida
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“Pure get away”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

You need a boat to get to this beautiful island that has the bay on one side and the gulf on the other (short walk). But on a beautful day you might not see another soul and you'll think you're in heaven.

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Cooper City, Florida
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“Awesome beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Wonderful place to go, accessible only by boat, kids love it... 3 dolphins were for more than 2 hours around us... no more than 20 - 30 feet away.

Tons of manatess on the way there.... awesome place.

Visited June 2012
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