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10 places in the U.S. where bikes and boats rule

Oct. 12, 2011, 12:51 p.m.
North Captiva Island

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North Captiva Island, Fla.

This island was once part of larger Captiva Island, but storms during the 1920s severed the landmass, leaving the 4-mile-long crescent known today as North Captiva Island. In addition to no cars, the island has no paved roads, no hotels and no grocery stores. Visitors can book beach houses and tour the small island’s sandy trails by foot or golf cart, and they’ll quickly discover that North Captiva’s dolphins and gopher tortoises outnumber its people.