Pictures from Bokeelia, Florida

Bokeelia, Florida

Pictures from Bokeelia Pine Island, Florida

Bokeelia and Pineland are on the north end of Pine Island, which is on the lower Gulf Coast of Florida, 125 miles south of Tampa. About 17 miles long and 4 miles wide, sheltered from the gulf, Pine Island sits behind the Sanibel-Captiva Islands in the bay waters. Population is sparse due to its "out-of-the-way" setting.

 

Bokeelia juts north into Charlotte Harbor. It is in stark contrast to the appearance of the rest of Pine Island. This beautiful little town has had to live in the shadows of it's more famous neighbors that attract tourists to their Gulf of Mexico beaches but it is well worth visiting - or even living here! There is a great bayfront beach, crystal clear waters, lagoons and waterways, fishing galore and a nice peaceful pace. What was once a quiet fishing village and retirement community has been discovered but growth is not ruining its character.

 

If you plan a road trip, detour off the main drag to or from Bokeelia and see Pineland. The Calusa Indians settled this area thousands of years ago. Large shell mounds mark burial grounds and many can be found here. Although the state now prohibits the disturbance of these mounds, rest assured there are skeletal remains yet in these man-made shell hills.

 

As for much of Southwest Florida, quiet family vacations or home buying seems to be the draw. These pictures attempt to show the viewer typical houses, villas and condos that might be of interest and their natural surroundings.

You can view pictures from Matlacha and Pine Island Center or St. James City.

 

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On the way to Bokeelia some very nice condos are displayed. Jug Creek area showing the marina and condos in the background.
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Jug Creek house sitting by itself on a seawalled point.  
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More Jug Creek pictures. This is a very picturesque small lagoon with beautiful tropical settings. (left) This 2nd story balcony overlooks a beautiful canal.
   
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At the far end, the road turns left and enters the Bokeelia village. The road is now shell - bay view on the right and houses on the left.
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Some beautiful tropical settings can be found along the shell-topped drive.
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These look directly across at the bay - beautiful view. The little shell road continues... ...and leads us to "Capt'n Con's Fish House" - stop for a sandwich.
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Fishing pier at Capt'n Con's - lots of snook fishin' here. This fish has had a very bad day... Pelicans and Seagulls party it up on the sandbar.
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Alden Pines Golf Community. The golf course - a house or condo here is the golfer's dream. Mangos grow well on Pine Island and this is old plantation house.
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The Pineland area is just south of Bokeelia. Florida landmark area. Stop and suntan on the little beach. This Pineland beauty belongs to the University of Florida.
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This may be an old fashioned Pineland home... ...but the view is contemporary and just gorgeous. House (highlighted) sits atop this 25' Calusa Indian burial mound.
Bokeelia-Paradise.JPG (47944 bytes) Can this really be where someone gets to sit and watch the sun set each evening?? Ah, Bokeelia, the little Pine Island jewel.  
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