Parking is limited although we waited for about 10 minutes at 2pm. It is a good drive from Fort Myers so either come early or have the mind set to wait for parking. The beach is beautiful but I just do not see a huge difference that justifies the long drive. It is crowded so your not driving for privacy. If you go to the right about one hundred yards, you enter an area for a resort. I think past it is ok for pubic use. Although there was a nice wind, you will want an umbrella if you are staying longer than an hour or two. Brought my eno hammock just in case I got lucky and could hang on the beach but so such luck at this location.
If you own or manage Captiva Beach, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.