Rare Cayo Costa on water parcel. Here is your opportunity to have an escape to an island! Off the sailboat mooring pelican Bay, a canal takes you into a backwater with the best water life there is to offer. Manatees find this bay home, as well as Snook and redfish. The canal depth displayed at 7 to 10 feet from pelican Bay to the property. Located on the northerly end of Cayo Costa, the majority of the land in this area is held by the state park. Many old trails have been cut through to the golf side of the island from the intercoastal side. Island lore tells of pirates and outlaws, murders, a brothel, smuggling and other lawless goings-on. Shell mound remnants bear witness to early Amerindian settlements. Cuban fishing ranchos inhabited the island in the mid-1800s evolving into a settlement of a dozen fishing families with a schoolhouse and post office. Remnants of the cemetery remain. A military quarantine station operated for a time at the island’s north end for immigrants entering the country through Boca Grande Pass. Time and nature have left few traces of Cayo Costa’s past. But its delicious seclusion and natural treasures fuel the imagination. Own your piece today.