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Best place with kids & a nice beach

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Best place with kids & a nice beach

Hi we are a family of 4 traveling from the UK and have been recommended Captiva island which looks lovely but just a bit worried that the beach isn't what we're looking for as it's obviously good for shelling, which is great but not necessarily what we want. Any advice on location best places to stay etc? We have 2 children 5 & 8 so pool and beach pretty much sorts their needs, but my husband really likes a nice beach.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Best place with kids & a nice beach

The beach is pretty much the same the entire length of the Island. Captiva beach was very recently renourished with the end result being wide gorgeous sandy beaches. Of course you will find shells on the beach but it's not a shell packed as it's sister island Sanibel.

Captiva has only two hotel type accommodations. Tween Waters Inn and South Seas Resort, the remainder of the accommodations for rent are either private homes, condos, or cottages. South Seas is a gorgeous property! It occupies the entire northern tip of the island. Tween Waters is a smaller more low key place located on a beautiful stretch of beach, both are great choices, depends on what amenities you want.

If you're interested in private home rentals with a private pool we can point you in that direction.

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2. Re: Best place with kids & a nice beach

Sanibel is famous for shelling it runs east west across the current and the shells pile up on the beaches. Captiva runs north-south. So beautiful sunsets not so many shells. So your husband will have plenty of sandy beach.

For the kids it's hard to beat South Seas Resort. Kiddie wadding infinity pool for the 2 year old. Small slide pool for the 5 year old. Dolphins , manatees, +/- an alligator frequent the resort's beaches, bays, and ponds. Captiva Cruise depart from the resort for nature and Dolphin cruises. Very family oriented resort.

Note, to access all these amenities you must rent from Southseas.com

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3. Re: Best place with kids & a nice beach

Many thanks for your comments much appreciated! Have gone for it & booked Southseas Island Resort.....fingers crossed we'll enjoy it! :)

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4. Re: Best place with kids & a nice beach

South Seas is a perfect choice for families! If you have any questions about SSR, please ask!

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