Use of Captiva Beaches and Economic Impact 1989-90
This report summarizes the results of surveys of beach users on the gulf-front beaches of Captiva Island that were undertaken in the summer of 1989 and the winter of 1990. The purpose of the surveys was to measure the economic impact of the beaches on the island, the county, and the state. Additionally, the survey represents an updating of previous surveys of Captiva's beaches that were taken prior to the beach restoration project that was commenced in 1988 and was completed in April 1989. As a result, the surveys can be used to measure the effect of the beach restoration on beach use and its economic impact.