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Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea

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Address: 11580 Chapin Lane, Captiva Island, FL 33924
Phone Number:
+1 239 472 1646
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Historical & peaceful

Although we had walked around by the chapel and explored the old cemetery, we decided to attend the ecumenical service at the Chapel by the Sea on Sunday. Sitting outside under... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Novi, Michigan
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Novi, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we had walked around by the chapel and explored the old cemetery, we decided to attend the ecumenical service at the Chapel by the Sea on Sunday. Sitting outside under the trees, listening to the waves on the beach, and watching the minister preach his sermon both to the inside congregation, and out the window to the outside searts... More 

1 Thank kayakqueen2013
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bike riding by this little chapel and my wife and I have a tradition a saying a prayer of thanks wherever we go; from great European cathedrals to modest chapels. Think God is everywhere but it's good to hedge your bets. We stopped here and said our thanks. When we left we ran into the Minister. He was a lovely,... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The Chapel and the cemetery are well marked with historical information and a very interesting stop on this small island.

1 Thank Ellen K
Somerset, New Jersey
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477 reviews
263 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This Chapel is a very small, simple structure tucked away among large trees. There are also plenty of Sea-Grape Bushes all around. It only seats 60 people, and the surrounds are quiet and peaceful – very appropriate for a place of worship for the locals. At a stone’s throw, there is the Cemetery which is managed by this Chapel. This... More 

1 Thank FoodieandHistoryBuff
Omaha, Nebraska
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203 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Next to Captiva's Library, also a very well kept secret, the cemetery reveals a more realistic side of Captiva than the multimillion dollar homes, ocean access and great seashell hunting. There is some history here. People actually live here and settled here. Very small, but quaint. The rolling surf is a constant calming sound.

1 Thank lheadley
Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This building is the original schoolhouse on Captiva. It was transformed into a very picturesque chapel that still functions today. Adjacent is a graveyard for some of the founding fathers of the island and their relatives.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Year six finally found us at Christmas Service at the Chapel by the 🌊 Sea With children and grandchildren Incredible location service facility & community! So glad we had the opportunity to attend Great to visit the Chapel any time of the year! Do not miss this seaside interdenominational place of worship that is so cohesive with its surroundings

1 Thank WeTell
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a lovely church. We enjoyed reading the loving inscriptions on many of the cemetery headstones..

1 Thank sha545vb
Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This lovely little chapel is steeped in history. The tiny adjacent cemetery has a poignant and haunting story. The Christmas service here was perfect--just perfect. We have driven by golf cart or car, but it would also be a wonderful place to stop while biking the island.

1 Thank Captivian
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299 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

What's not to like its a lovely little chapel in a great spot..what better way to give thanks to god

1 Thank glassmen007

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