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.