A tropical island paradise on the Gulf Coast of Florida, Pine Island is rural, secluded and peaceful with a small-town laid-back atmosphere making it the perfect destination to relax, unwind and explore all that this coastline has to offer. Pine Island has no sandy beaches, but is surrounded by three aquatic preserves, mangroves, palm trees and tropical plants. With abundant wildlife and birdlife, Pine Island is a haven for nature lovers, birdwatchers and fishermen.
Florida’s Creative Coast
Kayak or canoe your way around Matlacha Pass or experience some of Florida’s finest fishing in the waters of Pine Island Sound. Experience a spectacular sunset at Matlacha Aquatic Preserve. Explore secluded beaches by powerboat, paddle the ancient trails along the Great Calusa Blueway, kayak under a full moon or set sail on a nature cruise. Venture to the outer islands of Cayo Costa, North Captiva or Cabbage key by water taxi.
Pine Island is known as “Florida’s Creative Coast” with many authors, poets and artists making it their home and giving the island a creative and vibrant atmosphere. Matlacha lies at the heart of the island, a small Old Florida fishing village with eclectic art and pottery galleries, boutiques, fish markets and fresh seafood restaurants. Fresh exotic tropical fruits such as mangoes, guavas and lychees are readily available at fresh fruit stalls, making your tropical island experience complete.
Visit the nearby barrier islands of Sanibel & Captiva Island world renowned for both shelling and the nesting grounds for Loggerhead Turtles. Other nearby towns to explore are: Marco Island, Naples, Bonita Beach, Fort Myers Beach and Cape Coral.