Things to Do in Sanibel Island

Things to Do in Sanibel Island, FL - Sanibel Island Attractions

Things to Do in Sanibel Island

Top Attractions in Sanibel Island

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  • Bill N
    Melbourne, FL38 contributions
    My wife and I visited while on vacation. The visitor center was under construction,so it started off as a very confusing visit. We walked up to the visitor center and checked it out, as well as the Gift Shop. We thought the tour would start from here, but we could not find the walking path to start, so we got in our car to leave. Once we got in our car, we noticed the entry point into the preserve, no one in the visitor center told us that the preserve was a drive-thru attraction. Once we paid and drove through the preserve, we had a great time.
    Written September 22, 2022
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  • trav115
    West Virginia193 contributions
    Very clear water, clean soft sand. This is just a beautiful beach and a short walk away from parking, showers and bathrooms. It will cost you 5.00 per hour to park here but for what you get in return it's worth it.
    Written September 29, 2022
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  • EngelClan Vacays
    Sanibel, FL14 contributions
    The museum isn't very large but it is so fascinating what you learn and how passionate the staff is and eager to teach you. My husband and I went together and it was one of the best places we visited while in Sanibel Island.
    Written September 1, 2022
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  • Diane K
    Venice, FL3,772 contributions
    The bridge reminded me of the ones in the Florida Keys - with small islands between bridge sections. Per the website it cost $6 to cross onto the island.
    Written July 28, 2022
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  • kleenfreek
    Nebraska138 contributions
    I would suggest getting there right at 8 a.m. before the crowd. Take a stroll around and make a plan of attack, but don't miss the guacamole, fish dips, and fresh produce. I was on a diet (yes, very dumb to do so on vacation!), but the fresh baked goods looked delicious. There's way more there than I anticipated and everything that we purchased was delicious.
    Written May 31, 2022
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  • Eric F
    Wellington, FL227 contributions
    It’s a tall building on the beach. Rode bikes from our hotel to show our kids. They could careless and I almost had a stroke pedaling them there.
    Written July 31, 2022
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  • yazdragonfly
    Ft. Lauderdale384 contributions
    This is a beautiful Gulf beach. It stretches across a pass between Sanibel and Captiva islands that connects the ocean to an intracoastal waterway. During low tide you can easily walk from one side of the pass to the other. But always be careful with young kids because there can be a strong current. The only negative is the limited parking. There are now 2 metered/pay parking areas, but it just isn’t enough, especially if it’s a holiday weekend.
    Written September 7, 2022
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  • EngelClan Vacays
    Sanibel, FL14 contributions
    The staff at the Chamber of Commerce were very welcoming and excited to have us visiting. I received a lot of good information on several things to do, guides for shelling, fishing, boating, restaurants.
    Written September 1, 2022
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  • EngelClan Vacays
    Sanibel, FL14 contributions
    Lighthouse Beach Park is located by the lighthouse. You are unable to enter the lighthouse but it is still beautiful to see.
    Written September 1, 2022
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  • Bill N
    Melbourne, FL38 contributions
    My wife and I stopped and visited CROW while on vacation on Sanibel Island. The cost to visit CROW was $12 per adult ( with no veteran discount - boo!!). As we left, we felt good knowing that our admission fee was going to be used to help so many animals. It was a very brief visit, yet very informative.
    Written September 22, 2022
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  • Johmo
    Whitefish, MT125 contributions
    Reassembled , restored, and stocked with every imaginable household item in the pioneers homes, school, and country store. The introductory video is a must see to get an in depth greeting to who lived in these very houses. Fascinating.
    Written June 12, 2022
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  • Patricams
    Dallas, TX21 contributions
    Very pretty location. The librarian I spoke with was very friendly and helpful. I will go back again the next time I am there!
    Written July 28, 2022
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  • Kathy K
    Orange Park, FL142 contributions
    Great beach with lots of shells. Must go at low tide to find the best shells. Very relaxing and enjoyable.
    Written June 7, 2022
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  • allifromWI
    West Bend, WI228 contributions
    I loved the open air feel to the area. There were some stores that had some unique gifts to bring home. A lot of it was a little more upscale than I usually shop, but it was nice to look. They have a nice little play area for the kids and seating on benches all around (for husbands waiting for their wives? My husband sat on one a couple times). I found a beautiful painted shell that you can take and either keep or rehide. We have a similar thing with rocks in my local community, so when it gets warmer here (because unfortunately, I'm usually shoveling snow, not sand), I'll hide it up here for someone else to enjoy. Nice place to shop & enjoy the area.
    Written February 5, 2022
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  • Paul
    Philadelphia, PA2 contributions
    Parking lot is close to the beach entrance. We were the first cars in the lot at 8am on a weekday, and lot was not full when we left at 1230. $5/hr. Beach was nice, lots of simple shells, nothing too fancy. There is a bathroom and foot wash at the access point.
    Written March 10, 2022
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