Turner Beach, Captiva Island
The first time I tried to go to Turner Beach, Captiva Island, I couldn’t get a parking space. We arrived about 11:00 am. Even though it was off season there were no parking spots left. We ended up going to the beach at the end of Captive Island called, Northern Captiva Beach. The beach was beautiful. Like most beaches on Captiva and Sanibel Island, the parking is very limited, so get there early.
The next time I went was on a Saturday. We arrived at Turner Beach, Captiva Island at 9:00am and got the last space. The parking lot is very small, so make sure you get there early. The .parking is $4.00 per hour and there is meter that you pay at. Just an FYI, the machine does not give change. You can also pay with your credit/debit card.
Turner Beach, Captiva Island is a on the left just after Blind Pass Beach. There is a bunch of rocks that make a little cove. There are people fishing on the rocks and off the beach.
There is still plenty of room to swim and collect shells. I do have to say that Turner Beach, Captiva Island is my new favorite shell collecting beach. There are tons! I found my first ever Olive Shells, which I was pretty excited about. As well as a huge variety of other shells to add to my daily shell bounty. I finally purchased a shell rake which will make my shelling adventures much easier. Also, don’t forget your water shoes, the shells are uncomfortable on bare feet. If you need some ideas of what to do with all the shells you collected, check out my Pinterest Board, Shell Crafts.
On a side note, you probably have heard on the national news about the water issues that SW Florida has been having. In the last week, I have been to Bowman’s Beach, Sanibel Island, Northern Captiva Beach and Turner Beach, Captiva Island. The water at those beaches are clear. You can see right to the bottom. It’s beautiful!
Turner Beach, Captiva Island is a beautiful beach. I would recommend making this a stop when you are in town. In order to get to Sanibel or Captiva Island there is a $6.00 toll to pay before you drive over the bridge. If you go to Turner Beach, let us know what you think. If you have another beach that you love to, let us know about that too. Happy Shelling!