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Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea

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Address: 11580 Chapin Lane, Captiva Island, FL
Phone Number: 472-1646
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Neat little stop

Nice little stop, enjoyed Seeing cemetery, as much as cemeteries can be enjoyed Can learn a little about history from looking at headstone and visiting Library

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jen H
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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Disappointingly, though not surprisingly, the chapel itself was not accessible. We'll have to come back. The cemetery, however, si fascinating. my beloved found someone who shared her family name, so we have work to do on the genealogy. I don't think this would justify a special trip, but as we passed it on our return journey it was worth a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little stop, enjoyed Seeing cemetery, as much as cemeteries can be enjoyed Can learn a little about history from looking at headstone and visiting Library

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Thank Jen H
Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this and the graveyard beside, interesting history, but was disappointed that the church was locked mid morning, so unable to visit inside!

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Thank Bill W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

I would say the best part of this spot is reading the gravestones in the cemetery. We did see two snails slithering together on a bench dedicated to a couple which gave us a great moment to remember but overall there's nothing really going on here. You see an old building.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I decided to visit this Chapel before I left Captiva Island. This a very beautiful and peaceful place to come reflect on your life for a few moments. I enjoyed my visit.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

A picturesque spot on Captiva. Wander the grounds and cemetery. It gives one a different perspective of what life was like back in the early days.....and it also makes ME yearn for a time of less traffic!

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Thank DEPOmaha
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful chapel located on the beach- we stumbled across it and thought it was adorable! I could see weddings being amazing there!

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Thank Vanessa S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

We stayed in a house in Sunset Captiva and the walkway to the beach takes you right by the Chapel. I explored it one day and it was breathtaking. The doors were open and I was able to go inside. It was very peaceful and serene.

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Captiva Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

We visited chapel by the sea and the chapel's cemetary. We read with interest about the beginning of the chapel many, many years ago as well as it's evolution to an active house of worship today. The church was so quaint. It smelled old and we could imagine the first settlers of Captiva praying there every Sunday. We were surprised... More 

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Surely worth a short visit to say a prayer of thanks for your blessings & absorb the simplicity & charm of this small chapel steps from the beach. FYI, on Christmas Eve, hundreds of folks attend service here, the majority of them standing outside w/colored lights strung overhead. A special place....

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