Keewaydin Island is a barrier island located between Naples and Marco Island with nearly eight miles of untouched white sand beach. (Eighty percent of the island is undeveloped, and the rest is populated with private homes.) This island beach is only accessible by boat, and it is the only pet-friendly beach in the Naples/Marco Island area.
The Hemingway Water Shuttle departs seven times daily for drop off and pick up trips to the beach at Keewaydin. The shuttle is pet-friendly, so leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome to ride, too.
Boat rentals are available from conveniently located marinas in Naples and Marco Island. Also, several regular sightseeing boat trips feature stops at the island for beach walking and shelling. These include trips on the Sweet Liberty sailing catamaran, Miss Naples sailing catamaran, Dolphin Explorer boats and others operated by Pure Florida.
Keewaydin Island Amenities
Due to its pristine, undeveloped nature, Keewaydin Island does not offer bathroom facilities. A "burger barge" routinely anchors onshore on the east side of the island to serve ice cream, hot dogs, sandwiches, sodas and beer.
Near Keewaydin Island
Rose Marina (Marco Island)
Port O Call Marina (Naples)