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Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea

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Address: 11580 Chapin Lane, Captiva Island, FL
Phone Number: 472-1646
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A special little spot

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Mary Gay H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is a nice side trip.tomsee some history on Captiva. Don't overlook the Historic Captiva Cemetery and the custom of placing sea shells on the head stones. Beautiful trees and flower.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This place is always very inspirational, but last year my wife and I went for the Christmas show and it was spine tingling. But whenever, stop by.

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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Disappointingly, though not surprisingly, the chapel itself was not accessible. We'll have to come back. The cemetery, however, si fascinating. my beloved found someone who shared her family name, so we have work to do on the genealogy. I don't think this would justify a special trip, but as we passed it on our return journey it was worth a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Nice little stop, enjoyed Seeing cemetery, as much as cemeteries can be enjoyed Can learn a little about history from looking at headstone and visiting Library

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Visited this and the graveyard beside, interesting history, but was disappointed that the church was locked mid morning, so unable to visit inside!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I would say the best part of this spot is reading the gravestones in the cemetery. We did see two snails slithering together on a bench dedicated to a couple which gave us a great moment to remember but overall there's nothing really going on here. You see an old building.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

I decided to visit this Chapel before I left Captiva Island. This a very beautiful and peaceful place to come reflect on your life for a few moments. I enjoyed my visit.

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