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Sanibel Island, Florida Travel Guide

Sanibel Island

Herb Strauss Schoolhouse TheaterTwo tiny slivers of sugary sand just off Florida’s southwest coast prove that good things come in small packages. Sanibel Island and Captiva Island offer incredible boating, fishing, kayaking, snorkeling and other beach and water activities. Rent a condo in Sanibel Island today!

Nature enthusiasts will find the national wildlife refuge an ideal spot for up-close looks at native wading birds like egrets, herons and ibis, as well as alligators and dolphins. Plenty of other “natural wonders” are in sight while you stroll the islands’ main shopping and dining streets. Souvenirs, local artwork and hand-made crafts surround you on every side.

Sanibel and Captiva are among America’s last unspoiled treasures. Today’s visitors are welcomed to the islands by a historic lighthouse, just as they have since 1884. There are 15 miles of beaches, 22 miles of bike paths, 50 different kinds of fish, 230 species of birds, 250 unique shells – and zero traffic lights. Whether you want to slip away with your significant other for a romantic retreat, or play in the sun with the whole family, Sanibel and Captiva are an ideal destination.

Seashell hunting is unbeatable on the islands’ many white beaches, too. And no wonder. These islands were literally carved from the flow of shells and sand from the Caribbean. It is easy to see why seashell aficionados from all over the world flock here. Rare shells like the brown speckled junonia, lion’s paw and Scotch bonnet are nestled alongside conch, clam and scallop shells.

You’ll also sit down and enjoy some of the freshest seafood cuisine you’ve ever tasted. After all, it’s only a short hop from the waters of the Gulf to your table. Sanibel and Captiva may be small in size, but they’re giants in traveler satisfaction.

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Attractions in Sanibel Island

Beaches and Parks in Sanibel Island

Dining in Sanibel Island

Shopping in Sanibel Island

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