"Beer Can Island" Looks Awesome But Needs Saving, Which Can Apparently Be Done If A Bunch Of People Send The Owner $1000 In Exchange For A Piece Of The Island

UPI -- A small Florida key known as "Beer Can Island" due to the results of parties thrown in the sand is for sale -- and one prospective buyer is looking for partners to go in at $1,000 apiece.

The 9-acre island, also known as Pine Key, is located near MacDill Air Force Base and Apollo Beach and was created in the 1940s as a result of dredging -- the process of relocating sand and other materials from construction sites.

The island, earned the nickname "Beer Can Island" due to being littered with empty beverage receptacles from decades of parties.

Russell Loomis and three friends purchased the island in 2017, and cleared what he described to WKMG-TV as "300 or 400 bags worth of" trash from the property.

The owners installed attractions including a giant slide, portable bathrooms and tiki bars to attract visitors.

Loomis said the island project was successful for a time, but the owners decided to close the island earlier this year due to the long work hours required to maintain the island and costs from repairing damage done by Hurricane Idalia.

"If I had an extra $10 million to dump into it, I would beautify the place even more, but I just don't have the resources for it. So that's one thing," he said. "And then secondly, I live an hour and a half away, and getting over there is a chore. And it's even worse coming home at the end of the night, you know? I'll head out there at 6 a.m. and usually don't get out of there till 9 o'clock at night."

The island was listed for more than $14 million, but one prospective buyer, Nick Lipidarov, announced a "Save Beer Can Island" project that would allow other members of the public to buy a stake in the land for just $1,000 each.

Lipidarov said money pledged by participants is being kept in an escrow account and will be returned if his group fails to buy the island. He said any money left over after buying the island would be spent on taxes, legal fees, the cost of a website and other maintenance costs related to the island.

Maybe I'm a simple person but this looks awesome. The fact that this little island was basically created via basically a fluke and turns out to be a massive party spot is all time. One of those things that seems like it's out of a movie but turns out to be real life.

The name is so perfect "Beer Can Island" because everyone parties there. How is this place not massively more popular to anyone who lives within the area? Anyone within 50 miles of this who has a boat should be spending happy hour on Beer Can Island. Live it up ! What else would you rather be doing? 

Now in terms of the ownership ... again $1000 and you own a piece of an island? How could you not want this? Anytime you are looking to party or driving around aimlessly on your boat, people will ask where they can go, or if there's anything to do ... well guess what you got a whole fucking island to go chill on. Equipped with a water slide and all. A full on playground for drunk adults. What's not to love? 


I know they have Tices Shoal down the shore by Belmar, but fuck it, make a barge near 18th ave and let people have a happy hour like this on the beach. Boats can pull up or not, but an island like this seems way too much fun to pass up. Create them everywhere and start down the shore. I'd be in for the $1000 to have a piece and I bet Fun Anthony would too.