Bokeelia is a small community located on Pine Island, one of Florida's barrier islands. Situated in Lee County, Bokeelia has approximately 2,000 permanent residents as well as a wealth of Pine Island Bokeelia holiday homes where tourists can stay to enjoy the Florida climate, which is warm and pleasant 12 months of the year, making Bokeelia an ideal place to vacation regardless of the month or season.
The Creative Coast
Pine Island is part of what locals refer to as the "Creative Coast" of Florida. The island is also unique in that it actually the largest island located along the west coast of Florida, also known as the "Gulf Coast" because this side of Florida's vast peninsula faces the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Pine Island is fully 17 miles long and unlike many barrier islands, is also significantly wide.
The sparse population of Pine Island makes Bokeelia a place where visitors can "get away" from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The island features a wealth of nature attractions, including three aquatic preserves along the seashore. Most of the island also features mangrove habitats, and the people living here are determined to maintain the pristine beauty of the island. To this end, they have established zoning limits that will allow for some growth and development but will also preserve the wonderful natural ambiance of the island for generations to come.
Bokeelia is located only 30 miles from the large city of Fort Myers and just an hour away from Southwest Florida International Airport, providing simple easy for visitors around the nation.