Gulf Coast Florida Adventure Vacations Naples – Marco Island
An amazing place for boating, beaching, swimming, nature watching and shelling is called Keewaydin Island. Keewaydin is a barrier island accessible only by boat. Keewaydin is 85% privately owned but the south end of the island is primarily public land where boaters congregate to enjoy the surf, sand, and scenery. Keewaydin Island is monitored for loggerhead turtle activity by The Conservancy of Southwest Florida. The islands shoreline is measured to document shoreline changes.
History of Keewaydin Island, FL
Keewaydin Island for originally known as Kee Island. The land became known as Keewaydin Island when the property was part of Keewaydin Camps Ltd. Corporation. Keewaydin (KEE-WAY-DiN) is an Algonquin Indian word that means “Northwest Wind – a Bearer of Good Fortune and Fair Weather”.
There are presently about 15 private homes on Keewaydin. This barrier island is unique in that there are no roads, or bridges leading to the island. Conservationists and environmentalists will appreciate this Florida beach which will remain this way, hopefully forever.
Getting to Keewaydin Island
If you are planing a visit you will find it quite easy to reach Keewaydin. There are several local Tour Companies that will take you out for a visit. Local marinas also rent small boats and can guide you to Keewaydin. The boat ride from Marco Island or Capri is less than an hour, slightly longer from Naples.
What to Bring
While some “floating restaurants” are making the visit to supply cold drinks and food it is still suggested to bring along some supplies, fresh water or other beverages and food. The island is somewhat remote so a first-aid kit is always a good idea. We also suggest bringing along a camera, rain gear, sun block, insect repellent, a hat, and sunglasses. A well-charged mobile phone and a GPS device can also come in handy. Keewaydin is a very special place to deserves your special consideration. Please leave only your footsteps behind. Please share your Keewaydin Island comments, updates or photos. For advertising information, contact us.
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