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Keewaydin Island

The South Side of Gordon Pass, Naples

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About Keewaydin Island

Keewaydin Island


A boater’s paradise on the south side of Gordon Pass. It abuts the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, an untouched and pristine coastal wilderness. Keewaydin is a mostly undeveloped shoreline that’s home to an exploding population of invasive iguanas. The island is also the domain of many Naples area boaters and fishermen. Dozens of vessels can be found anchored off the beach whenever weekend weather permits.

Pros: Secluded beach with no vehicle traffic.
Cons: No facilities and a boat is needed to get on and off the island.
Likely visitors: Local boaters with access to Naples Bay or visitors willing to rent a boat or pay for charter services.
Getting there: Keeywaydin is only reachable by boat. The closest water access is found in Naples Bay at the Bayview Park off Danford Street.
Parking: Parking at Bayview Park is free, but limited.


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Biff writes:

Naples should annex this place and build high rise condos

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