Captiva Island’s beaches are known for their soft, powdery, sparkling, white sand, clear turquoise water, and gentle surf. Most days the seashells roll in and beautiful, natural treasures can be found. Our islands are famous for shelling and Captiva can be a great place to find a good variety. Fishing is also popular. There are a couple of good places to do both, or just take a walk, relax and recharge.
This beach is just beyond the Blind Pass Bridge on the southern end of Captiva Island. Sunset views are fantastic here, so it’s a popular spot for couples who want to take a romantic walk. There is a rock jetty that extends beyond the beach and along the pass, providing great fishing and shelling opportunities. (A saltwater fishing license is required to fish from shore.) The water in and near the pass gets deep quickly, and the tides can be swift, so be aware that the undertow can be dangerous. Swimmers should venture farther north along the beach where the current isn’t as fast. Parking is limited and there is an hourly fee. If you have a Lee County Parks & Recreation annual parking sticker, you may use it here.
Alison Hagerup Beach Park
This beach park is at the north end of the island and is also known simply as “Captiva Beach.” Long stretches of sand mean it’s easy to find a private spot if you’re willing to walk a bit. And it’s worth it. The sunsets are spectacular.