Captiva’s Most Romantic Beach


Alison Hagerup Beach is a wide sandy beach located adjacent to the private South Seas Island Resort. What it lacks in amenities it makes up for in great natural beauty. As it is West facing, it’s an excellent beach to watch the sunset. There are frequent dolphin sightings. It’s breathtaking and also Captiva’s most romantic beach.

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Sunset on Alison Hagerup Beach on Captiva Island
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Who Was Alison Hagerup?


A remarkable public servant, Alison Hagerup worked for the Captiva Erosion Prevention District for 20 years. She was instrumental in lobbying for beach re-nourishment projects and was known as a strong advocate for the preservation of the beaches. Her work is responsible for much of the Islands’ beauty.  Sadly, she passed away in 2008 however her spirit lives on through the amazing beaches. Once you leave the beach you can make a stop at the nearby historical Captiva Cemetery to pay your respects to Alison. You can easily spot her marker which is surrounded by shells placed by her friends and family in her remembrance.


Directions To Alison Hagerup Beach


Address 14790 Captiva Dr, Captiva, FL 33924

Getting to the beach is a bit of a hike, it’s a 14 mile trip from the Sanibel Causeway but worth the journey. Once you cross the causeway, turn right on to Periwinkle Way until Palm Ridge Road, take a right on Palm Ridge Road and follow Sanibel Captiva Road all the way down to Alison Hagerup Beach.


Parking And Facilities At Alison Hagerup Beach


Limited parking is available from dawn until dusk. The parking is limited with 40 spots available and 3 handicapped spots.  Parking fees are: 2 hours $25 / All day $40.

There are portable restrooms and bike racks.

For info on where to charge your electric car click HERE!


Beach Rules for Alison Hagerup Beach


  1. No live shelling. Keep scrolling to find out more information on that.

  2. A valid Florida fishing license is required to fish. Poles must be attended at all times.

  3. Dogs are not allowed on Captiva beaches.

  4. Stay off dune vegetation and avoid nesting shorebirds and sea turtles.

  5. Recycle and dispose of trash and fishing line properly.

  6. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

  7. No open fires.

  8. Respect your neighbors and wildlife: Play music at a low volume; no nude sunbathing allowed.

  9. Leave nothing on the beach but your footprints.


Top Things to Do At Alison Hagerup Beach


Alison Hagerup Beach is the perfect setting for picnics, shelling, swimming, and sunset. Though the beach itself offers limited amenities, it’s steps away from the South Seas Island Resort and Chadwick’s Square. Chadwick’s has a variety of convenient stores including men’s and women’s apparel such as HSO outfitters, Regatta, Beach life, J. Mclaughlin, a Starbucks, a gourmet convenience store, and a spa.

Water sport rentals are available close by at YOLO Watersports (11534 Andy Rosse Lane), located 0.5 miles away from the beach.


Water Sports And Rentals At Alison Hagerup Beach


Sunny Island Adventures, Captiva Island

Sunny Island Adeventures
5400 Plantation Rd, Captiva, FL 33924
239-312-4437
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Bikes, boats, golf carts, paddleboards, kayaks, wave runners, and more. Daily adventure tours offered.

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YOLO Watersports, Captiva Island

Yolo Watersports, Inc.
11534 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, FL 33924
239-472-9656
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Golf Carts, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, bikes, Hobie Wave, scooters, paddleboards, surfboards, wagons, wave-runners etc…excursions available.

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Restaurants Close To Alison Hagerup Beach


There are several restaurants close to Alison Hagerup Beach, most notably island staple, Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille. Serving up delicious Caribbean flavors and fresh fish, this casual beach-themed island institute has an extensive premier rum selection and other original cocktails. Located in South Seas Island Resort,  Doc Fords is easily the closest place to eat by Alison Hagerup Beach.

Another Captiva staple is The Bubble Room. The Bubble Room offers classic American cuisine in a fun, family-friendly, unique setting. From jukeboxes to trains, clowns to Christmas fare and movie memorabilia, this high-energy establishment will keep everyone entertained. Make sure you leave room for their famous, gigantic slices of cake!

If seafood and wine is more your speed, the Sunshine Café offers an intimate and relaxed dining experience offering both indoor and outdoor dining options. A great spot for seafood.

For something a little more casual, the upbeat, laid-back Keylime Bistro is right in the heart of it all on Andy Rosse Lane. They have live music daily and, of course, an award-winning keylime pie!

rum bar on Captiva Island

Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille
5400 South Seas Plantation Rd, Captiva, FL 33924
239-312-4275
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Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille, at the north end of Captiva Drive, near the entrance of South Seas Island Resort, has a great menu with indoor and outdoor dining.

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American cuisine kid friendly

The Bubble Room
15001 Captiva Dr, Captiva, FL 33924
239-472-5558
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No trip is complete to the island without a visit to The Bubble Room, famous for its eclectic Christmas-theme décor and mouth-watering desserts.

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Captiva cafe for seafood

Sunshine Seafood Café And Wine Bar
11508 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, FL 33924
239-472-6200
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Sunshine Café is a great spot for seafood and they have a vast wine selection.

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Keylime Bistro on Captiva Island

Keylime Bistro
11509 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, FL 33924
239-395-4000
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Keylime Bistro, award-winning island fare!  Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with live music day and night.

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Where To Stay At Alison Hagerup Beach?


aerial view of lands end South sea

South Sea’s Island Resort
5400 Plantation Rd, Captiva, FL 33924
239-472-5551
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Occupying nearly half of Captiva island, this resort offers many different accommodation options.

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Sign Tween waters

‘Tween Waters Resort & Spa
15951 Captiva Dr, Captive, FL 33924
239-472-5161
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Old-Florida style resort with many amenities in bay to beach location. Offers boat dockage at a small marina.

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Captiva Island Inn Main House

Captiva Island Inn
11508 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, FL 33924
239-395-0882
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Sixteen unique 1 and 2-bedroom cottages and suites right in the heart of Captiva Village. Daily free breakfast.

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jensen's marina

Jensen’s Twin Palms Cottages & Marina Resort
15107 Captiva Dr, Captiva, FL 33924
239-472-5800
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Old-Florida cottages, great for fishing enthusiasts with full marina services and boat accommodation for guests.

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