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Turner Beach on Captiva Island

Popular Southern Captiva Island Beach

Turner Beach which is located on the southern tip of Captiva Island is popular for fishing from the beach and rock jetty, shelling, and admiring beautiful Gulf of Mexico sunsets. It is located on Sanibel-Captiva Road, on the Captiva side (right at the “Welcome to Captiva” sign) of the Blind Pass Bridge. Swimmers should exercise caution when swimming near the bridge because of swift currents and strong undertow. Swimming further down the beach is a safer option. Bars and restaurants are close by or pack food and refreshments for a picnic on the beach.

Turner Beach Amenities and Parking

Restrooms are available at Turner Beach on the Captiva side of the Blind Pass Bridge.

Captiva beaches do not allow pets, open fires, or the collecting of live shells. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited from November through May.

Saltwater Fishing License is required to saltwater fish from shore. There is no fee for Florida residents.

Parking is available but very limited with just 30 spaces so plan to arrive early. The parking fee is $5 per hour. Lee County Annual Parking Stickers are accepted. Handicap accessible parking is also available.

Blind Pass Beach is located on the Sanibel side of the Blind Pass Bridge. There are no restroom facilities on the Sanibel side of the beach. Parking is available at a rate of $4 per hour but is also very limited so plan to arrive early. Lee County Annual Parking Stickers are also accepted.

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