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Sanibel Island Beach

Sanibel Island Beach - includes beach clubs, resort, toy rentals, and shelling. Sanibel Island is a tropical island with soft white sand, lush tropical foliage, and blue water. Sanibel offers fine restaurants, beach resorts, shopping, golfing, tennis, fishing, boating, and miles of bike paths. Sanibel is also home to the renowned J.N. “Ding Darling”National Wildlife Refuge & Bird Sanctuary.

Enjoy watching the pelicans and herons fish and sandpipers scurry along the surfs edge while collecting pastel-colored shells. Sanibel Island is unique in that it lies east and west instead of north and south like most other islands.

Because of this, Sanibel Island catches an abundance of sea shells from the Gulf of Mexico. Sanibel is known for it's shells and people from all over the world come to do "The Sanibel Stoop".

"You crack me, I crack you" thought Kelly after she cut her finger while cracking the crab claws.

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The beautiful array of sea shells on Sanibel Island.

sanibel island beach lighthouse

Sanibel Island's Point Ybel Lighthouse was built in 1884.

Enjoy watching the pelicans and herons fish and sandpipers scurry along the surfs edge while collecting pastel-colored shells. Sanibel Island is unique in that it lies east and west instead of north and south like most other islands.

Because of this, Sanibel Island catches an abundance of sea shells from the Gulf of Mexico. Sanibel is known for it's shells and people from all over the world come to do "The Sanibel Stoop".

Inquire where to park your RV at the visitor center which is on the right about a 1/4 of a mile after crossing the bridge. All beach parking is metered and there is designated parking for RVs.

Jason's thoughts - Clear water, awesome long distance views, plenty of shells, starfish, and critter skeletons like crabs and horseshoe crabs, good light hiking through some easy to stroll through beachfront woods.

Kelly's thoughts - I really enjoyed the shells on this beach. What I did not enjoy was going barefoot across these shells. Most people wear beach shoes, flip flops or sneakers. There were a lot of fish being caught from the pier near the lighthouse.

Travel Info - Sanibel Causeway (Highway 869) is the only road on and off the island and costs $6 to cross the causeway. Plan your day and time wisely as there is a lot of traffic on the island roads even on weekdays. There are traffic directors at the four way stops to let 20 or so cars through at one time. During this time you can enjoy a book on tape, get a suntan or sun burn on your left arm, pratice patience, and totally be able to goof off in the car with your family and friends. Map to Sanibel Island.

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