Hidden beaches are the stuff of vacation fantasies. They combine the joy of discovery with the appeal of having something special all to yourself.
Once upon a time, South Florida was full of hidden unspoiled beaches. But then we moved here – millions and millions of us. So now it takes a boating excursion to find a wild, secret, uncrowded beach in Florida.
We are fortunate to have hundreds of barrier islands with beautiful beaches. All have that rare thing in Florida: a wild place that hasn’t been spoiled. These Gulf of Mexico Barrier Island Beaches are accessible only by boaters.
Cayo Costa Island is a beautiful and secluded state park, located just south of Boca Grande and west of Pine Island, has more than nine miles of remote hidden beaches.
The sand is laden with shells and dotted with bleached driftwood. It’s unforgettably gorgeous. Cayo Costa is remote and wild: There are no snack bars, no diversions; just the beach, nature and you.
You will also enjoy Lovers Key state Park, Sanibel island,
Captiva Island, North Captiva Island, Picnic Island and many others.