Captiva Island Is the Best Florida Destination For A Beach Vacation

Miami and Fort Lauderdale may be the most sought after beach destinations in Florida, but real savvy travelers know the best beaches are actually on the Gulf Coast of the Sunshine State, and more specifically on Captiva Island. 

Powdery soft white sand, unique shells, sunshine all year, plus clear and calm turquoise waters all make for an island vacation like no other. And with a stay at Sea Palms Estate, you have your very own private entrance to the beach just steps away from the backyard pool and hot tub.

The Perfect Beach Day at Sea Palms Estate

This luxury waterfront estate has everything visitors need to enjoy the perfect beach day on Captiva Island. Before strolling down the private path to the sand and sea, there are beach chairs and umbrellas ready to grab and go. For those who enjoy more than just lounging around to soak up the sun, Sea Palms also has plenty of beach-ready activities like cornhole, frisbee and volleyball. And for a more active day, beach goers can make use of the stand-up paddle boards and kayaks.

Exploring the Beaches of Captiva Island

Though it’s tempting to spend your entire vacation at Sea Palms Estate, there are other beachy offerings worth discovering around Captiva Island as well. For a taste of the best that Captiva has to offer, our concierge can arrange for a boat tour with New Wave Eco Charters. This eco-focused tour will take guests through the intercoastal waterways for bird spotting, before heading out to the open seas in search of the many dolphins that call this area home. Captiva Island is also known for its variety of unique shells, some of which can be found nowhere else in the world. With that in mind, the eco-tour ends with a stop at a secluded beach, where adventurers can hop out of the boat and scavenge for shells.