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Captiva Beach

14790 Captiva Drive, Captiva Island, FL 33924
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Quiet slice of heaven

The beach is smooth and clean. The water is blue and there are shells to be had everywhere. It's... read more

Reviewed today
Derek W
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Appleton, Minnesota
Wonderful Beach!

Visited here the 2nd week of July and any issues from the recent red tide outbreak were long gone... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dave E
,
West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“soft sand” (18 reviews)
“your feet” (24 reviews)
“public parking” (17 reviews)
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14790 Captiva Drive, Captiva Island, FL 33924
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"soft sand"
in 18 reviews
"your feet"
in 24 reviews
"public parking"
in 17 reviews
"per hour"
in 16 reviews
"beautiful sand"
in 10 reviews
"porta potties"
in 13 reviews
"sea shells"
in 28 reviews
"limited parking"
in 18 reviews
"great shelling"
in 36 reviews
"warm water"
in 12 reviews
"parking spot"
in 13 reviews
"bubble room"
in 11 reviews
"calm waters"
in 12 reviews
"watch the sunset"
in 23 reviews
"mucky duck"
in 25 reviews
"an umbrella"
in 10 reviews
"south seas resort"
in 21 reviews
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Reviewed today

The beach is smooth and clean. The water is blue and there are shells to be had everywhere. It's a short walk from the stores so if you need to refuel, or get something, it isn't to far.

Thank Derek W
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited here the 2nd week of July and any issues from the recent red tide outbreak were long gone. The beach was wonderful, the water was warm, and everyone had a great time. The water is shallow enough that you can wade pretty far off...More

Thank Dave E
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The beach water is so clear not like what we had been used to at Sanibel. Sunset was one of the best I have witnessed. Well worth the trip to see this sunset.

Thank mdiet
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First class accommodations and wonderful places to dine and relax. Farmers markets and fresh seafood truck makes cooking in fun. Plenty of fun things to do such as shelling, fishing, biking or alkingbthe beach.

2  Thank Gary B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Captiva with wife and daughter. Small beach with very limited parking at $5 an hour. No showers or facilities. Sand wasn’t soft and was a darker color very similar to Sanibel. I probably wouldn’t go back.

1  Thank vman09
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super clean ; hot water ... lot of cottages , hotels near the beach , small places to explore , families and people Fishing

Thank on the road b
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dead fish were everywhere! Stunk so bad! Coughed and didn’t feel safe! Go to Sanibel! Water is pretty and that’s about it. I wouldn’t go back.

1  Thank rmsward
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and come here every year. Unfortunately, this year the red algae was very much active.. as soon as we got out of the car in the parking lot we started coughing. We walked down to the beach there were dead fish everywhere, the...More

2  Thank Jackie B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is quiet and very clean. Towards Sanibel the shells are great. I recommend snorkeling in between beach and sand bars for best shells. Good fishing in morning and night especially at low tide when u can fish off and bars. Water is a...More

Thank Sunshine12206
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The water was so warm! It was lovely. Lots of shells too. Didn't understand why there was such a smell of dead fish in the air, 'till we noticed the number of dead fish on the beach. Then we spotted a huge dead Grouper (...More

1  Thank GREGADAKA
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.36 miles away
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.37 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea
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.44 miles away
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.17 miles away
Captiva Island Historical Society's History Gallery
16 reviews
.42 miles away
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picklesmom1
July 3, 2018|
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Response from Peggy S | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the answer to that. Sorry. We were there in the spring and didn't have it then.
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Interspace8
March 18, 2018|
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Response from looproad | Reviewed this property |
I would get there around 8am. 9am at the latest—seriously. Parking is limited. Very, very limited.
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ZKJL5
March 8, 2018|
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Response from Rickie M | Reviewed this property |
Never had a problem!
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