Sanibel Island boasts exceptional views of the sunset and here are a few of the spots that offer superior sunset views. Just keep in mind that the sun sets in different spots on the beautiful Southwest Florida horizon during different seasons. During winter months, the sun sets further to the south and in the summer it sets further to the north.
Blind Pass Beach
This area is the farthest west on Sanibel Island and you can expect prime sunset viewing from this location any time of the year. Many visitors and locals go to this spot and it usually draws more of a crowd during peak season.
Located to the north of Blind Pass, this beach faces semi-west and it’s a great place to watch the sunset and it’s also a popular spot for shelling. You’ll see some beautiful rock formations in the area but there is limited parking.
Causeway Islands Park
Spend the day fishing, picnicking, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, shelling, sunbathing or relaxing in the shade. Then sit back and watch the beautiful sunset over the causeway for a one of a kind roadside experience.
Facing southwest, the sunsets from here are best viewed if you look to the north during the summer months. Another great place for shelling, swimming, picnicking, and a leisurely stroll along the beach.
A sunset cruise on Sanibel and Captiva gives you the opportunity to go out on the shimmering waters and enjoy the sunset. You may even see some dolphins and other marine life. You’ll find a variety of cruises, charters, and boat rentals.