Located in southwest Florida, Sanibel Island offers beautiful beaches, shells, and a unique culture. Lighthouse Beach has a 19th-century Sanibel Lighthouse and a boardwalk through the marshes. The Causeway Beaches are water sports and picnic areas. The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge covers half of the island. Its shell-filled beaches are a popular draw for tourists, and the area is also home to several bird species.
The most popular activity on Sanibel Island is shelling. It’s known as the shelling capital of America, and the island’s prime location makes it home to some of the most coveted Gulf treasures. Locals spend their entire lives collecting the prized junonias. The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is an internationally recognized showcase for seashells, and the newly renovated exhibit features living mollusks.
Shopping is also a must on Sanibel. Among the most popular stores are Periwinkle Way and the Fort Myers Beach. While the surrounding areas are rich with hotels and resorts, Sanibel is a surprisingly small community, with most of its residents staying in cozy vacation homes. There are also plenty of RV parks and campgrounds. If you’re traveling on a budget, consider staying at a vacation home rental on Sanibel Island.
The main retail district on Sanibel is Periwinkle Way, and Periwinkle Place is a one-stop-shop for a ton of Sanibel swag. Find tropical decor at Island Style Galleries and quirky gifts at Trader Rick’s. If you’re in the mood for some mystery reading, check out Gene’s Books, which offers a large mystery selection. Then you’ll want to visit the many beaches in the area.
If you’re looking for a place to watch the sunrise and sunset, Sanibel Island is the perfect destination. The sunrise and sunset are both spectacular and the island’s sandy beaches are perfect for kids. Kites are easy to fly and are great for family outings. If you’re looking for more activities, you can visit the Bailey-Matticks Shell Museum on Sanibel Island. If you’re looking for a place for dolphin watching, the famous Sanibel Lighthouse is the place to be.
You can find some great shopping on Sanibel Island. The Periwinkle Place is the main shopping area on Sanibel, which has over twenty stores. You’ll find a variety of styles at the different stores. Most shops specialize in casual clothing, and many of them focus on women. Art galleries are also popular on the island. This is a great island for art lovers. The beautiful beaches, beautiful waters, and quaint town make it a great destination for families.
The weather on Sanibel Island can be very nice during the winter. The temperatures can vary widely, ranging from highs in the 70s to lows in the 50s. Even in winter, the water is warm. And you’ll have the time of your life. There are some activities for the whole family. Whether you want to go fishing or just relax on the beach, there’s something for everyone on Sanibel Island.