Southwest Florida is filled with beautiful homes, beaches and scenery, but it may also be filled with hidden treasure. Sometimes referred to as the Buccaneer Coast, it’s said Sanibel and some of the other surrounding barrier islands were once a haven for pirates.
There are some uniquely named islands in Southwest Florida, but it turns out they all got their names in unique ways. While some are named for people others are named for their terrain.
Many people flock to the beaches of Florida, and U.S. presidents are no exception. In particular, President Teddy Roosevelt has a true island legacy.
If you want to get away from it all, make plans to head to Sanibel or Captiva. You likely won’t find crowds of spring breakers in this part of Florida, but you will find an ideal, more natural spot to enjoy the beauty of the region.
While you may think of Sanibel and Captiva as singular locations, both islands are actually made up of a number of neighborhoods. You’ll find a mix of single-family homes, condos and townhomes to choose from.
Whether fishing, boating or shelling, an island lifestyle is certainly appealing. That’s often what draws people to visit, and even invest in properties on Sanibel and Captiva.
If you’ve ever wondered what’s behind some island names in the Sanibel area, you’re likely not alone. The area is rich with history, and some of that history is tied directly to the names of the islands today.
Just to the east of Captiva Island, Buck Key remains one of Captiva’s true hidden gems. The uninhabited preserve parallels Captiva for about two miles.
For some of the region’s best shelling and fishing, make time for a visit to one of Southwest Florida’s best kept secrets. Blind Pass cuts between Captiva and Sanibel islands, and offers an ideal spot for beachgoers, including those simply interested in taking in some fantastic views of the area.
It may be cool across most of the country right now, but the fall season is actually the perfect time of year to visit Sanibel and Captiva islands. October is an amazing month, not only because of lower humidity in this part of Florida but also because of all the fun events happening in and around the region this time of year.
If you’re searching for a home with real value on Captiva Island, consider looking in Sunset Captiva. The small community is no doubt one of the island’s best values.
You cannot go wrong with the beauty of Southwest Florida and the allure of more than a week of live music. That’s exactly what’s coming with the 10-day long Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, which promotes itself as bigger and more impressive than ever before.