Pine Island consists of Matlacha (Mat-la-shay), Pine Island Center, Bokeelia (Bo-keel-ya), Pineland and St. James City with Ambiance galore.
Pine Island FL is the largest island (18 miles long, 2 miles wide with five unique communities) off Florida’s Southwestern Gulf Coast. We’re just 15 minutes from Cape Coral and 30 minutes from Fort Myers, but our secluded, small town atmosphere is the world apart!
Surrounded by mangroves, three aquatic preserves, acres of palm, tropical plant and fruit groves; we have escaped the cement and skyscraper development so predominant on other Florida islands.
Hiking trails, kayak and canoe waterways, ancient Indian shell mounds will add to your outdoor adventures. Home to many artists, authors, songwriters and poets, Pine Island is also known as “Florida’s Creative Coast.” Enjoy shopping in our fine art galleries and specialty shops. Dine in one of our wonderful fresh seafood restaurants, and stay in our charming accommodations.
Loved by many artists. You will find colorful old buildings made into Galleries with handmade jewelry, stained glass art, paintings and island wear. Just a great place to visit for truly unique gifts and souvenirs.
Matlacha has the best Seafood Restaurants in all of Southwest Florida. Fish comes right of the boat and be rest assured that the fish is as fresh as it can be.
With easy access to the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound, where the fishing opportunities are nearly unlimited, it’s easy to see why St. James City is a boating community. Deep water fish for grouper, tarpon or shark or work the waters of Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound for redfish, snook, ladyfish, trout, snapper, and more. There are fishing guides for hire, or you can be your guide, either way, you won’t be disappointed. There are boat ramps, and many of the inns and motels can accommodate most any size trailer.
Bokeelia FLBokeelia is a small hamlet located at the northern end of Pine Island. You’ll warm to this little paradise, boater and fisherman alike. The balmy breezes and genteel flair afford a serene lifestyle for everyone that calls Bokeelia home. Captains Cove, Captain’s Harbor, Marina Gardens and Four Winds communities are the foundation to island living in Bokeelia.
Bokeelia has a romantic past with pirates dashing in and out of Charlotte Harbor with their booty. As early as 1765, Spanish fishing camps were known to exist in this area, supplying Spanish settlements in the Florida Keys and Cuba.
Please call Lilo at 239-699-0142 for additional area information and the great Real Estate market for Pine Island.