Explore Pine Island, Matlacha, Bokeelia & St. James City, Florida

The Pine Island area is the perfect place to vacation. In fact, a considerable amount of people choose to make the Pine Island area their retirement destination due to the old world feel of the area and the courteous residents. The Pine Island area features many artiest groups, civic organizations like the VFW, Moose Club and the St. James Civic Organization.

The island of Pine Island includes Bokeelia to the north, Saint James City to the south and Matlacha to the east of the island and the pristine beaches of Cayo Costa State Park on the Gulf. Each one of these beautiful cities has their own unique touch. Whether you’re looking for gift shops, art museums, community parks to marinas and restaurants your sure to find just what your looking for on the island.

Boaters, kayaker’s and fisherman are attracted to Pine Island’s pristine mangroves and flats. A vast portion of Pine Island is zoned as agricultural which helps keep the area rural, plus many visitors travel more than a hundred miles to purchase tropical fruit such as lychee and mangoes grown and sold only Pine Island. Matlacha with it’s jumble of colorful shops and art galleries, seafood markets, funky waterside restaurants and a community park that fronts Matlacha Pass, where kayaker’s enjoy the Great Calusa Blueway paddling trail.




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Gulf Beaches, Nature Preserve’s and Private Island’s Make Up Pine Island’s Surroundings!
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Get connected with the heart beat of the island. The Florida Messenger has done the footwork in helping local residents and vacationers find the local social media groups for you. Here you will find a list of the Buy Sell Trade Groups, Mommy Buy Sell Trade Groups and various other social media groups.


Are you visiting the island with your family and interested in finding things to do related to kid’s? Well your in luck make sure to check out our kid’s corner section to find out what’s happening around the town, day trips and things to do where you and the family will have a blast in sunny Southwest Florida.

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Things To Do and What’s Happening On The Island!

The island of Pine Island offers a wide selection of programs, activities and events throughout the year, there are also a lot of local community organizations and business’s that host events in various parks and other places open to the general public. These events provide Pine Island, Matlacha, Saint James City or Bokeelia residents and visitors fun in the sun and engage with other community members of island’s cities.

Ready to plan your day or weekend? Click the link to view our entire event calendar. There you will have options to search by types of events and event locations. To view our full calendar Click Here.

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