New discoveries and the island’s unique beauty led to the re-opening of the Useppa Island Club in 1976. Garfield Beckstead, who purchased the island in 1976, set upon the task of restoring it to its former elegance. He has owned the island longer than any other owner, and has dedicated his time here to preserving the island’s rich history and legacy of excellence. Useppa will always maintain the Old-Florida style of elegant charm that its history dictates. The Useppa Island Club and its individual property owners continue to be driven by a vision of excellence founded on the island’s centuries-old tradition of gracious hospitality, and its long legacy of historical significance.The Useppa Island Club has been established as a private club and offers seclusion and amenities of one of the world’s truly unique islands. Club members and their guests enjoy full access to the island and its facilities and will receive invitations to all Club functions. Club activities are frequent, with parties, special events, seasonal traditions, special interest clubs and much more. Members also enjoy special privileges in using club facilities for hosting private business, family or guest functions.