Florida on the beach
At ‘Tween Waters Inn on Captiva Island, you will find that some of the best beaches in Florida are just outside your door and more are minutes away. Use our map to discover the Florida beaches you can explore on foot, by boat and by car.
Captiva Island Area Beaches Map
Gasparilla Island State Park

Gasparilla Island State Park

Home to the Boca Grande Lighthouse that was originally built in 1890, Gasparilla Island State Park features picnic pavilions and waters perfect for fishing, snorkeling and swimming.

Photo courtesy of Florida State Parks

Cayo Costa State Park

Cayo Costa State Park

See dolphins, explore mangrove swamps, go fishing and pick up some unique shells. Accessible only by boat, Cayo Costa has 9 miles of beautiful beaches acres of lush vegetation.

Photo courtesy of Florida State Parks

Cabbage Key

Cabbage Key

Reminiscent of Old Florida, Cabbage Key is a 100-acre secluded island where you can relax and rejuvenate. Though there is no beach; exploring the nature trails, water tower and historic restaurant are worth the trip.

North Captiva Island Beach

North Captiva Island Beach

An excellent shelling location that can only be reached by boat, North Captiva Island offers an isolated beach (no facilities) with clear waters often good for snorkeling.

Alison Hagerup Beach Park

Alison Hagerup Beach Park

Nestled amidst resorts and private beaches, Alison Hagerup Beach Park provides the only public beach access on the north end of Captiva. Walk along the shore, take a break with a picnic and soak up the Florida sun.

Photo courtesy of Lee County Parks & Recreation

Blind Pass

Blind Pass

At the northern tip of Sanibel Island you will find Blind Pass. With an abundance of marine life and spectacular Florida sunsets, there are great photo opportunities here. Perfect for fishing and shelling.

Bowman’s Beach

Bowman’s Beach

Tread through the waters at low-tide to find a variety of rare shells. Spend the rest of your time here windsurfing, sailing or swimming. Bowman’s Beach is a popular destination and offers spectacular scenery—from boaters to dolphins.

Photo courtesy of Lee County Parks & Recreation

Tarpon Bay Road Beach

Tarpon Bay Road Beach

At Tarpon Bay Road Beach you will find peaceful surf, and sparkling sand generously peppered with beautiful shells. The parking area is roomy and provides space for recreational vehicles.

Algiers Beach at Gulfside City Park

Algiers Beach at Gulfside City Park

Located in Gulfside City Park, Sanibel’s Algiers Beach is a well-kept secret that is secluded and has a shaded expanse that’s perfect for picnics. A unique feature of this beach is that it allows dogs as long as they’re on leashes.

Lighthouse Park Beach

Lighthouse Park Beach

Home to Sanibel Island Lighthouse, one of the first lighthouses on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Lighthouse Park is a perfect family beach. Enjoy shelling, fishing at the pier or a picnic under beautiful shade trees.

Sanibel Causeway Beaches

Sanibel Causeway Beaches

Along the Sanibel Causeway, you will find a thin stretch of beach that is great for fishing and provides access to shallow water. Bring a chair to watch the passing windsurfers, boaters and dolphins.

Photo courtesy of Lee County Parks & Recreation

Alison Hagerup Beach Park

Alison Hagerup Beach Park

Nestled amidst resorts and private beaches, Alison Hagerup Beach Park provides the only public beach access on the north end of Captiva. Walk along the shore, take a break with a picnic and soak up the Florida sun.

Photo courtesy of Lee County Parks & Recreation

Tween Waters Inn Private Beach

Tween Waters Inn Private Beach

Relax on the peaceful private beach at ‘Tween Waters Inn. Build a sandcastle while you watch the waves break, go for a swim in the warm Gulf water and take a shelling walk along the shore.

Turner Beach

Turner Beach

Catch prize fish from the beach and the rock jetty, then sort through the lustrous shells. Turner Beach is located on the southern tip of Captiva Island, just past Blind Pass.

Blind Pass

Blind Pass

At the northern tip of Sanibel Island you will find Blind Pass. With an abundance of marine life and spectacular Florida sunsets, there are great photo opportunities here. Perfect for fishing and shelling.

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‘Tween Waters Inn Beaches

Experience Florida beach luxury on the pristine shores of the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound. Florida’s Captiva and Sanibel Islands are home to sparkling white sands, sought-after shells, tranquil breezes and open waters perfect for fishing, swimming or boating. It’s no wonder why these are known as some of the best beaches in Florida. Beach travel to this area brings families, friends and couples the chance to indulge in the Island life and relax to the backdrop of a picturesque Florida sunset. Whether you are seeking a private getaway set apart from the Florida Island hotels, or one set in the middle of the excitement, you will find it at the ‘Tween Waters Inn beaches.