Captiva, worth the 1 hour+ drive either way with its deserted beaches and grassy walkways. This is the farthest stop I make, but it is always beautiful.
There isn’t any public beach access to speak of on Captiva, we always use private beach home or resort access wherever my clients are staying which is part of the allure and what makes this island feel so remote. From the moment we step on the beach, every image I capture looks something like these. It is always a good idea to hire a professional photographer when you are visiting this topical paradise.