Have you ever wanted to live in the pristine heart of nature? Then Useppa Island should be your home.
Located in the north sector of Pine Island Sound, 3 miles south of Boca Grand Pass, the Sound is a designated Aquatic Preserve. Florida’s highest ranking, it is one of six aquatic preserves that make up the Charlotte Harbor complex of preserves. The Gasparilla Sound-Charlotte Harbor Preserve is located just north of Useppa and extends easterly to Burnt Store and Punta Gorda.
Pine Island Sound is clean enough to support species that are sensitive to man-made pollutants, including oysters, clams and shrimp. The variety of finfish that call the Sound home range from the critically endangered Smalltooth Sawfish, to Grouper, Redfish, Snook, Snapper and many others. Heralded as the fishing capital of the state, there are also Tarpon, of course, the Silver King of game fish.
The waters are bound by expansive mangrove forests and salt marshes that, not only, protect the estuary, but also serve as a nursery for a wide variety of bird life and marine life. Diverse and valuable, this habitat serves as sanctuary to 86 of Florida’s endangered and threatened species.
For birders, this location is a true gem. Sightings of rare birds such as the Roseate Spoonbill, Little Blue and Tricolored Herons, Reddish Egrets, Roseate Tern and the American Oystercatcher are common.
Even more delightful: imagine looking at all compass points from your Useppa shoreline, knowing that the number of new rooftops in view are confined to minimal increases over the next century.
The term “protected” takes on a whole new meaning when you consider becoming a part of the “Perfect Nature” of Useppa Island. Useppa Island. Find Yourself Here.