In 1951, Alex & Bertha Popp fell in love with an aerial photo of a sandy cove with coconut palms. The two-acre bayfront property with 9 cottages, protective seawall, boat ramp and dock became their home, known as Popp's Motel. Guests have arrived from around the world to swim, sun, fish, dive and relax in this tropical paradise.
Enjoy our 200 foot wide beach and shady picnic area has lounge chairs, hammocks, tiki huts, barbecue grills, and picnic tables. It’s a great place to have your morning coffee, do yoga or tai chi, sunbathe, relax with a good book, or check your e-mail. The 1950s-era boat ramp provides shallow access with a sandy bottom for your canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, windsurfers, and water toys. Larger boats can launch at public or neighborhood ramps and tie up off the end of our dock.
The clear Gulf water is great for swimming, floating, and snorkeling. You can see fish, sponges, crabs, shells, starfish, and an occasional manatee or dolphin. The pier and deck on the water is the best place to view panoramic sunsets and watch for the elusive green flash. Bring bread to feed the seagulls and fish. Mature native trees and flowers provide garden areas for birds and butterflies. Over 100 coconut palms shade the property with a shuffleboard court and basketball hoop. Other outdoor game equipment is available for your use.
You will enjoy your time at Popp’s so much, you’ll become part of our family of guests which have been coming back to Popp’s for Decades…