Just a quick boat trip or ferry ride to all of the Islands, Port Clinton and Catawba Island provide proximity to all the conveniences of a larger city, while retaining the exclusivity of island living. It is commonly referred to as Catawba and Catawba Island, although it is a not an island as its name implies. Due to its sheltered bay and inlets, land elevation along the shore with fewer cliffs and easy access to Lake Erie, it has become one of the preferred areas for pleasure boat owners to dock and store their boats. Catawba Island offers many vacation properties including condominium communities, luxury homes, marinas and businesses. It has become a preferred destination for those enjoying Lake Erie waters.