Photo Gallery

It's been said that a picture is worth a thousand words, so we've included plenty of the island, the mainland and the beach. We've also included a caption for each image. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the photos as much as we did taking them. Note, if you click on the main image, a new window will open with an expanded view in a self-guided slide show format.

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Coquina Cove sunset

Coquina Cove sunset

Actual guest photo of another priceless Palm Island sunset

Gulf front townhouse

Gulf front townhouse

A view of Dolphin Beach and Cruz Del Sur

A true tropical island

A true tropical island

Native vegetation is all around you

Wooden bridge

Wooden bridge

One of the bridges on the island

Golf cart crossing

Golf cart crossing

Golf carts are the primary mode of transportation on the island. Available for rent

Ferry crossing

Ferry crossing

The Palm Island Transit ferry

Gopher Tortoise

Gopher Tortoise

Watch for them on the road at all times please

Pool house

Pool house

The Gulf front pool included with Dolphin Beach or Cruz Del Sur

Gulf front pool

Gulf front pool

The Gulf front pool is next door to our town homes

Natural beach

Natural beach

Our beaches are 100% natural

Amazing beach

Amazing beach

Where are all the people?

Best beach

Best beach

A typical bright sunny day on Palm Island

Private deck

Private deck

Your view from Dolphin Beach or Cruz Del Sur

Gulf of Mexico

Gulf of Mexico

Two Kayaks are included with all of our properties

Lazy Waves

Lazy Waves

The Gulf of Mexico is just steps away from any of our homes

Stump Pass

Stump Pass

A view of Stump Pass at the north end of the island

Dog's life

Dog's life

All of our homes are pet friendly

Egret

Egret

A Snowy Egret wades in for the catch of the day

Sea turtle nest

Sea turtle nest

A protected sea turtle nest on the beach. Turtle season runs from May through October

Natural beaches

Natural beaches

Sea oats are abundant on the beach

100% natural

100% natural

Our beaches are 100% natural

Beach bikes

Beach bikes

Two beach bikes are included with each of our properties

Florida beach

Florida beach

One of the very best natural beaches in all of Florida

Cruz Del Sur

Cruz Del Sur

Your view from Cruz Del Sur or Dolphin Beach

Azure waters

Azure waters

A day at one of the many sand bars is a great way to relax

Simply relaxing

Simply relaxing

Some simple custom touches at Coquina Cove

Palm Island Resort

Palm Island Resort

The entrance to the Palm Island resort at the north end of the island

Rum Bay

Rum Bay

The Rum Bay restaurant and bar. Located in the Palm Island resort at the north end of the island

A protected dune

A protected dune

Our beach is full of protected natural dunes, which serve as Mother Nature's storm barrier. Please use the dedicated beach paths to access the beach

Gulf front pool

Gulf front pool

The pool for guest staying at Cruz Del Sur or Dolphin Beach

Kayaks on Palm Island

Kayaks on Palm Island

Two Kayaks are included with your rental

Coquina Cove

Coquina Cove

Comfortable furniture and local art

Palm Island Osprey

Palm Island Osprey

Another guest photo of an Osprey near Bocilla Lagoon

Outdoor dining

Outdoor dining

The Rum Bay restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating

Sadie looks on

Sadie looks on

Actual guest photo. Sadie keeps an eye out on her beach

Say hello

Say hello

A Grady White makes headway at Stump Pass

Gopher Tortoise

Gopher Tortoise

Native Gopher Tortoise are abundant on the island and protected. Watch for them on the roads at all times

Historic Dearborn Street

Historic Dearborn Street

Dearborn Street in Englewood is a nice place to walk through a few shops, grab a cup of coffee and relax

Golf carts

Golf carts

Golf carts are the primary mode of transportation while on the island. Cars are rarely used

Garrett Stuart at Coquina Cove

Garrett Stuart at Coquina Cove

Renowned algae scientist Garrett Stuart visits Palm Island for an educational seminar and stayed at Coquina Cove.

Ghost Crab

Ghost Crab

A Ghost Crab hole on the beach. You can spot them at night with a flashlight

Don Pedro sunset

Don Pedro sunset

Actual guest photo while enjoying a "sundowner" on Don Pedro Island

The Great Blue Heron

The Great Blue Heron

A Great Blue Heron stops by for lunch

Sea Grape tunnel

Sea Grape tunnel

Your very own private beach access for those staying at Coquina Cove

Dolphin pair

Dolphin pair

A pair of Dolphins surface just offshore on Palm Island

Local Firehouse

Local Firehouse

The local firehouse and Sheriff station is manned 24 hours a day

Palm Island Transit

Palm Island Transit

Cars driving onto the Palm & Don Pedro Island car ferry to return to the mainland

Saying hello

Saying hello

A waterside encounter with a curious Dolphin and Labrador Retriever. Yes, this is a real photo!

Relaxing

Relaxing

Our properties are all pet friendly. Here, Maggie Mae grabs a quick nap on the lower deck

The dock at Coquina Cove

The dock at Coquina Cove

A view of Bocilla Lagoon

The Colony Docks

The Colony Docks

Our docks are located across the sand road on Bocilla Lagoon.There is a small sign by the road for the access path that is in-between the blue house (Blue Crab), and the yellow house. Our docks are located directly behind the blue crab, and they are marked with our corresponding unit numbers that are visible from the water.

Breezy dining

Breezy dining

Breakfast on the island simply tastes better when you're on vacation

Just hanging around

Just hanging around

Old crabtrap markers as local art

Coconuts

Coconuts

Coconuts at the Rum Bay restaurant and bar is a great place for ice cream or a quick snack. The store also includes some convenience items

Whidden's Marina

Whidden's Marina

Famous Whidden's Marina was founded by Sam Whidden in 1926. A Boca Grande landmark. Amazing history. Still operated by the same family.

Local fishing

Local fishing

A local fisherman tries his luck in Bocilla Lagoon. Photo taken from the dock at Coquina Cove.

Englewood Farmer's Market

Englewood Farmer's Market

The Englewood Farmers Market is every Thursday, October through May. Lots of vendors and very popular. 9am-2pm.

Blazing sunsets

Blazing sunsets

Picture perfect, just another day on the island

Boca Grande lighthouse

Boca Grande lighthouse

The lighthouse on Boca Grande

Sea urchin

Sea urchin

A live Sea Urchin on a sandbar

Corona

Corona

Photo from Dolphin Beach deck

Beach Daisy

Beach Daisy

Beach Daisy grows naturally all over the island

Another blazing sunset

Another blazing sunset

Amazing colors! Sunset on Don Pedro Island

Gulfview North

Gulfview North

Beachview looking to the north at sunset

Gulfview South

Gulfview South

Beachview looking to the south

Picture perfect

Picture perfect

Doing nothing is elevated to an art form on the island

Beach day

Beach day

Actual guest photo. Is it noon yet?

Family time

Family time

The island is a great place to reconnect with family

Idle speed

Idle speed

A view of Bocilla Lagoon from the Anne Merry Bridge

Unretouched

Unretouched

Nothing melts the stress away more than a lazy sunset

What a day

What a day

Sand bars are scattered all over the islands and a great way to explore

Don Pedro State Park

Don Pedro State Park

Don Pedro Island State Park is about a 15 minute walk to the south

Romantic

Romantic

Outdoor dining is part of the charm of island living

To see detailed photos of each property, please click on one of the properties shown below.

Palm Island &

Don Pedro Island

Placida, Florida 33946

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