Just north of Gasparilla Island and Boca Grande, is a jewel of a beach. It’s only accessible by boat. The state provides small boat dockage for 12 vessels only, so it’s never crowded.
There is a covered pavilion with picnic tables, restrooms, and even grills. The Gulf is a very short walk from the docks.
The unspoiled stretch of beach is great for shelling, surf fishing, or just hanging out and soaking up the salt and the sun.
We love out of the way hidden gems. Our favorite is Cayo Costa, but as we’re currently waiting on a new transmission for Leap of Faith, we can’t get there. Don Pedro is a short dinghy ride from our marina.
You can anchor nearby, in Kettle Cove. Take your dinghy under a low bridge into Rambler Hole and you’ll see the docks to your right. As you pass under that bridge, look to your right to find a Leap of Faith sticker on the concrete. It survived hurricane Irma!
One of the great things about living on a boat is finding places like this. It’s nice to know that even in Florida, there are still some undeveloped places to enjoy.
Now everyone will know about. 🙂
When my lovely wife and I went there it was all locals wondering how we found it. Snaked our way in on our Oday 19 sailboat.
We’ll kept secret.
Maybe not well enough! 😉 Just found your blog, wife Nicki & I are anchored near York Island right now, about to start working our way north when it warms up a little. Don Pedro is now on our “must see” list – but we won’t say you told us. Thanks for the tip!