Sanibel and Captiva Islands Attractions
Almost half of Sanibel Island is preserved as the J.N. "Ding" Darling Nature Preserve, home to nearly 300 species of birds as well as numerous amphibians, reptiles and mammals.
Just offshore of Fort Myers, Florida, you can find a little barrier island that has left the glitz, glamour, and tourist attractions to the rest of the state. Banking on its stunning and beautifully preserved natural beauty, Sanibel Island is the place to go for recreational adventures and waterfront pursuits that need no cosmetic attention.
The beaches of Sanibel Island are always the main attraction with their 12 miles of stunning blue waterfront that are sure to surpass even the wildest expectations for sheer elegance and pristine beauty. World-renowned for their excellent shelling, visitors can explore miles and miles of unobstructed white sands at the popular and secluded Bowmanís Beach. At the Sanibel Causeway Beaches, sightseeing is always the order of the day as dolphins frolic around the bay and sunset brings spectacular views and gorgeous colored skies.
While the beaches offer scenic beauty and recreational pursuits such as swimming and windsurfing, the waterfront is more than just a place to soak up the warm Florida sun and explore the depths of the Gulf. At Lighthouse Park Beach, the Sanibel Lighthouse is a picture-perfect attraction that towers over the land at 94 feet. Also available are a nature trail, where you can enjoy a hiking excursion whenever you need to stretch your legs, and a fishing pier with surprisingly excellent reeling opportunities...read more »