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Pine Island / Matlacha

Pine Island

Just west of Cape Coral on Pine Island Road are some of the most historical fishing towns southwest Florida has to offer, in Pine Island, Matlacha, Bokeelia, and Saint James City. Old Florida hides here, on island time, nestled within some of the most active fishing piers, colorful art studios, ...

Museum of the Islands

The Museum of the Islands is housed in what was once the island’s first public library, built by volunteers in the early 1960s. The Museum of the Islands (MOTI) is a museum dedicated to preserving Island history and lifestyle. Over the years Islander’s have donated many interesting items ...

Randell Research Center

Located in Pineland on Pine Island the Randell Research Center site was a Calusa Indian village for more than 1500 years. Enormous shell mounds still overlook the waters of Pine Island Sound. The Randell Research Center is a permanent facility dedicated to learning and teaching the ...

Go fishing on Pine Island

Folks from far and wide visit Pine Island for a variety of reasons, but possibly one activity that has increasingly become a draw is the fishing that is available in the waters surrounding the island. Anglers can wet a line in Matlacha Pass, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound or San Carlos ...

Bokeelia Fishing Pier

For over 100 years people have enjoyed fishing from the Bokeelia Fishing Pier. Located at the northern tip of Pine Island stretching into the waters of Charlotte Harbor, the Bokeelia Fishing Pier is known by many as the place to come for some of the finest fishing. No license required! Just ...

Cayo Costa State Park

A short boat ride away is the pristine island of Cayo Costa State Park, described by the state park's system as an unspoiled Gulf Coast island that “evokes images of wind-shaped trees, dunes, beaches and freedom to explore.” The island park known as one of the best shelling beaches in the ...

Pine Island: A taste of ‘Old Florida’

For anyone looking for a taste of "Old Florida" Pine Island and Matlacha are only a short drive on Pine Island Road from the bustling towns of Cape Coral and Fort Myers.Before crossing the "fishingest bridge in the world" into Old Florida there is a sign that says, "Island Time Begins Here." ...

Pine Island

Many visitors who come to Florida visit Orlando, South Beach, the Florida Keys and other popular sites. But if you're looking for a less stressful visit to the Sunshine State there's still "Old Florida" or what some call "Forgotten Florida."Forgotten Florida is a short drive from Fort Myers and ...

Cayo Costa

Visit the pristine island of Cayo Costa State Park. Nine miles of beaches for sunbathing, swimming and snorkeling and acres of pine forests for bicycling, camping, wildlife viewing, picnicking and touring. Cayo Costa is only accessible by private boat or ferry. Tropic Star departs from Jug ...

Pine Island

Many visitors who come to Florida visit Orlando, South Beach, the Florida Keys and other popular sites. But if you're looking for a less stressful visit to the "Sunshine State" there's still "Old Florida" or what some call "Forgotten Florida."Forgotten Florida is a short drive from Fort Myers ...