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Deer Island offers unique privacy, outstanding outdoor recreation, and a tropical paradise experience all on your personal, exclusive island located just minutes off Cedar Key along Florida’s beautiful Gulf Coast!
The island features an exceptional sugar white sandy beach along the entire west coastline. The interior rises to an elevation of 14 feet and is densely forested with large oaks, pines, cedars, and palms with an understory of coonties, wild coffee, palmettos and more – perfect for Florida’s native wildlife habitats.
Approximately one acre on the south end of the island near the dock has been cleared for a camp (except for the trees). A narrow unimproved road (a glorified trail) runs north and south along the spine of the island. Improvements include a new 2 story shelter, well and septic, power generator, and wooden walkway to beachfront.
The island is located inside the Big Bend Aquatic Seagrass Preserve and adjoins the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. The historic fishing villages of Cedar Key and Suwannee are eight miles south and north of the island, respectively.
Gainesville, home of the University of Florida, is 50 miles to the east.
Access is by boat or helicopter, with deep water access on the northeast corner of island. The existing dock is on the southeast corner in shallower water.
This private island is rich with native bird species. Use this unique property for a family get-away, recreational sports, camping, hiking, birding, and more!
Given its location among several protected lands and refuges, there is a potential to sell as a conservation easement. Other income opportunities include leasing the property to boaters, campers, or to organize fishing trips!
Aerials & Documents
Status: For Sale
Last Verified: 10/23/2015
Property Type: Agriculture, Recreation, Waterfront
Price Per Acre: $16,484
Location: , Deer Island, Florida
Frontage: 0.8 +/- mile of gleaming white sand beachfront along the Gulf of Mexico and 0.8 +/- mile of coastal waterfront facing the mainland
Description: • 0.8 +/- mile of gleaming white sand beachfront along the Gulf of Mexico • 0.8 +/- mile of coastal waterfront facing the mainland Uplands/Wetlands: • 25 +/- acres uplands • 65 +/- acres wetlands and sovereign Land Cover: Oak hammocks, pine flatwoods, saltwater marshes, tidal flats Irrigation/Wells: Water well and storage tank Zoning/FLU: 6900ORN/ Miscellaneous Agriculture • Levy county will allow 1 home per island • Potential to get 3 homes approved on the main island Structures: • Wooden dock • Water well, storage tank/tower • Two small storage buildings • Small camper for overnight stays
Driving Directions: • From Cedar Key (Levy County) municipal dock, go north by boat about 8 miles to the island • White sand beaches run along the entire west side for disembarking or use the dock on the island located on the southeast corner