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Best Things to Do on Sanibel Island

Sunset on Sanibel Island BeachesWelcome to beautiful Sanibel Island! Discover paradise on the sunny southwest side of Florida with beautiful sandy beaches and seashells of all shapes and sizes. 


Take a leisurely stroll or just sit back and relax on the beautiful warm sandy beaches while watching the birds and dolphins. Or spend a quiet afternoon collecting shells. Sanibel Island is known as one of the best shelling spots in North America. U.S. News named Sanibel Island #6  in Best Relaxing Getaways in the USA and #3 in Best Florida Beaches.


Enjoy access to plenty of water activities like boating, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, and fishing. The popular Lighthouse Beach Park is home to a working lighthouse and has a great nature trail to explore. If you like to golf, The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club features breathtaking views and an 18-hole championship course for all skill levels. The J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge provides an education center, wildlife drive, hiking trails, and guided tours on kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards.

Dine & Shop

Don’t miss out on exploring Periwinkle Place Shops, which features over 25 boutiques and some excellent dining spots in a park-like setting. The Sanibel area is dotted with adorable shops and restaurants. You’ll also find a variety of cultural activities on Sanibel Island including theater, arts, and live music.

For more information about Sanibel Island, or if you’d like to learn about local real estate opportunities, call Phaidra McDermott at 239-898-3778.

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