Pine Island Cove, nestled on Pine Island, near Flamingo Bay, is a well-kept secret. Eagles and Ospreys are abundant, the island is part of Old Florida's Nature, and has some of the best fishing in the world. People from all over the country, and beyond, have come to call this over-55 community "The Cove". They also call it "Home".  






Pine Island Preserve at Matlacha Pass


Residents of Pine Island Cove may have noticed lots of activity across Stringfellow Road from the park. Large areas have been cleared of all brush and grass down to bare earth.


The following description from the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast describes some of the ambitious plans for the area:


“The pastureland fronting Stringfellow Road will transform from exotic grasses back to native pine flatwoods. The once disturbed row-cropped and grazing land will be covered with beautiful wildflowers and native grasses. Volunteers will continue to plant hundreds of trees within this new grassland and the recreation area surrounding the main pond will be transformed as well. We hope to engage the community in planting beautiful shade trees for people, trees for wildlife, and wetland trees. Community members have also built nest boxes for eastern bluebirds and American Kestrels and will install them throughout the site.


The Preserve will also boast a half-mile boardwalk connecting visitors to some of Florida’s coolest, though hard-to-see places. The boardwalk will pass through salt marshes and stunning mangrove forests, before reaching a kayak dock on Matlacha Pass.


Pine Island Preserve will most likely be open to the public in late 2018." For more information and a video, see the web site at:













Ladies Lunch and Style Show

January 31, 2018

The hat contest was the centerpiece of the ladies luncheon and style show. The ladies honored the day by wearing their favorite hat because, after all, women wear many hats in their lives; mother, daughter, sister, and friend. No matter where they are or what they are doing they wear their hat proudly.


See more photos at:  Style Show.pdf













See Pine Island Cove a week after Hurricane Irma: 









New: 2018 Bocce Rules, Schedule, and Teams:

2018 Bocce Schedule and teams.pdf  









We have added new tabs to allow us to provide you with information on our finances, and our meeting minutes. Just scroll over to the Minutes, or Financial tab at the top of this main page, and click on it.  

Because these pages will contain financial and other information we wish to provide only to members, you will need a User Name and Password to enter that page. The office sent out a group email to all Pine Island Cove homeowners with the User Name and Password. If you did not receive it just check with the office.




Drone Photos of Pine Island Cove and Pine Island


The following link will take you to a gallery of the best Pine Island Cove sunrise and sunset drone photos I have taken over the past two years.


This link will take you to drone photos, primarily of Pine Island:


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Interactive 360 degree Pine Island Cove Panoramas


The following links will take you to interactive 360 degree panoramas of Pine Island Cove from various vantage points. Merely click and drag to look in any direction, including straight down. We currently can view Pine Island Cove from the lake south of Cobiac Compound, from above the clubhouse, and from the boat ramp. In time I will be adding other perspectives.


Lake view:




Boat ramp:












                                                          Fish Fry - Nov. 18, 2017

Arts & Crafts Sale, February 3, 2018

                For additional photos, see: Arts Crafts.pdf

Homer Dangler, a Pine Island Cove resident and subject of our first “They Live Among Us” article, recently completed his third homebuilt aircraft. Built entirely from plans, consisting of 110 pages of blue prints, each 2 feet by 3 feet, the aluminum skinned aircraft took Homer 10 years to build. The airplane is powered by a 120 horsepower engine, providing enough power to cruise at up to 190 mph. This type of aircraft was designed by Sonex, and it is fully aerobatic.

2017 Bocce Champions


With a record of 10 wins and 2 losses


Team members:

Tim Garant (Captain)

Jean Murphy

Joan Gilbert

Gary Scott


Pine Island Cove 2017 Bocce final standings .pdf  






Hog Roast

March 3, 2018

Pine Island Cove World War II Veterans Honored

Six World War II veterans were honored on March 27th by the Nimble Thimbles, who in association with the Quilts of Valor organization, awarded quilts to each of the veterans in a "wrapping" ceremony. Attendance was great, with standing room only. The PIC Choral Club and Pine Island VFW Color Guard also participated. The six veterans are: Lionel "Hap" Metivier, William "Mack" Luten, Frank Furia, Lloyd Evans, Lloyd Dysart, and Homer Dangler. We thank these veterans, and all veterans, for their service to our country.

Aerial views of Pine Island Cove, by Steve Russell  

Pine Island Cove 360 degree panorama

Sunset at Mallory Square, Key West -- taken between two anchored cruise ships


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