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Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea

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Address: 11580 Chapin Lane, Captiva Island, FL 33924
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+1 239 472 1646
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Charming Piece of Histroy

This building is the original schoolhouse on Captiva. It was transformed into a very picturesque chapel that still functions today. Adjacent is a graveyard for some of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey
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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Next to Captiva's Library, also a very well kept secret, the cemetery reveals a more realistic side of Captiva than the multimillion dollar homes, ocean access and great seashell hunting. There is some history here. People actually live here and settled here. Very small, but quaint. The rolling surf is a constant calming sound.

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Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This building is the original schoolhouse on Captiva. It was transformed into a very picturesque chapel that still functions today. Adjacent is a graveyard for some of the founding fathers of the island and their relatives.

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Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Year six finally found us at Christmas Service at the Chapel by the 🌊 Sea With children and grandchildren Incredible location service facility & community! So glad we had the opportunity to attend Great to visit the Chapel any time of the year! Do not miss this seaside interdenominational place of worship that is so cohesive with its surroundings

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Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely church. We enjoyed reading the loving inscriptions on many of the cemetery headstones..

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This lovely little chapel is steeped in history. The tiny adjacent cemetery has a poignant and haunting story. The Christmas service here was perfect--just perfect. We have driven by golf cart or car, but it would also be a wonderful place to stop while biking the island.

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Bristol.UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

What's not to like its a lovely little chapel in a great spot..what better way to give thanks to god

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

As you round the curve in the road on Captiva (you will then see The Green Flash restaurant on your right) , look for the signs to take a left, wind back to this charming chapel by the sea. The lights at the holiday time are nice to see & just a peaceful place to stop in & count your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

This tiny church is nestled in tropical foliage on a sandy lot, with parking, which is highly valued in this area. It is literally by the sea and numerous benches are available for a contemplative moment. Next door is the cemetery with a description of the history. The library is adjacent and apparently uses the same parking lot, I think... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Exploring the island. The chapel is lovely and the cemetery has some very old markers. It's still a place of loves lost.

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Quincy, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea and cemetery is a peaceful almost spiritual place to visit. It seems to be untouched by time...a time machine that takes you back to a simpler day. This is truly my piece of heaven on this Earth.

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