Keewaydin Island: Why to Visit and How

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Nestled just south of Port Royal and the Gordon River Pass are some of the most pristine beaches in all of Naples.

Keewaydin Island is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. Nearly eight miles of beaches await you in this ecologically important sanctuary. You will find the gulf side of the Island nearly deserted and perfect for swimming and picnicking. The South Eastern most part of the island is a popular gathering spot for families and boaters and concessions are frequently available in season.

How has this hidden gem stayed so pristine and desirable? As part of the Ten Thousand Islands, Keewaydin is accessible only by boat, so part of the adventure is getting there.

  1. The Hemmingway Shuttle departs multiple times daily from Marco Island to drop-off and pick up guests to the island. To learn more about it, visit The Hemmingway Shuttle.

  2. Extreme Fun Family Sports is a boat rental service that is based out of Naples Bayfront and their friendly staff will help assist you and your family in selecting the right boat for your needs.

  3. Naples Jet Ski Rentals is another great way to see the island and spend a way on the water. The locally-owned company provides private tours and a great customer service experience.

My kids love spending the afternoon at Keewaydin Island, and I know your family will too. Notably, it is the only beach in Naples that is dog friendly, so bring your four legged friend along!