Gulf Breeze Cottages

1081 Shell Basket Lane, Sanibel Island, Florida, 33957, United States

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Forum Posts

Weather in June

by ksmith13

I am thinking of traveling to Sanible/Captiva in June and I'm trying to find out how much it rains? Hotels I've called have said it only rains in the late afternoon but I'l love to hear what others have encountered. Thank you!

RE: Weather in June

by donato1899

There will probably be a thunderstorm most afternoons for an hour or less. It will be hot out and you will be glad for the excuse to go inside to the air conditioning.
Rates will be cheaper at the hotels and seats in restaurants will be easier to come by. We always go in the summer when the rates are lower.

RE: RE: Weather in June

by tropicdiver

What the hotels have told you is pretty much accurate. The afternoon storms are usually a nice break from the heat and can bring on some fabulous sunsets as a bonus.

Travel Tips for Sanibel Island

The Shelling Capital Of The Country

by catalysta

The offshore islands of Florida's Gulf Coast are famous for their shelling. A long shallow shelf of soft sands with little or no surf makes for an ideal situation, where the shells of the Gulf & Caribbean can wash gently onshore without getting crushed in the process.
Add to this the varied salinity of different areas, some mixing with the local freshwater estuaries and some purely Gulf waters, with everything in between, and you have a perfect breeding ground for all manner of shellfish.
One caveat: it is HIGHLY illegal to remove live shellfish from their habitat, so please be very sure your shells are empty before collecting them.

Fishing Pier

by Rhondaj

The pier is near the causeway on San Carlos Bay. Many fish can be caught here because the water is deep and the tide runs swiftly. Best chances of fish to be caught: snook, trout, redfish, Spanish mackerel, and sheepshead.

All nonresidents over the age of 16 must have a saltwater fishing license. Florida residents ages 16-65 need a saltwater license when fishing from a boat.

Great Seafood

by al_mary about The Lazy Flamingo

With its flaming-pink facade and corrugated
steel walls, the Lazy Flamingo is not only a fun
place, but the food is excellent ....

They claim that if their seafood was any
fresher, they would be serving it under
water ....

'Famous Chicken Salad'

by tpangelinan about Rosies Island Market & Deli

We picked up two famous chicken salad sandwiches for our ride home, and stashed them in the cooler! Sooo yummy, taste like home made. Rosie suggested them, and she was right.
$4.95, each, chips and a pickle on them.
Also got great cup of coffee here, and were on our way. The wait at the restaurant next door can be up to 1-1/2 hours at times, even in the off season. Rosies gets you on the road.

sanibel light house

by doug48

located on the southern end of sanibel island is the historic sanibel lighthouse. the light house was built in 1884 and is 98 feet tall. next to the lighthouse is beautiful lighthouse beach. for more information on this historic lighthouse see the attached website.


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