Sanibel Island Things to Do

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  • 1. Beach Activities

    Huge variety of birds all throughout Sanibel and Captiva .. I try to keep some sort of camera with me because when I don't I see something I wanted to capture on film ... lol showing my age .....

  • 2. J.N. Ding Darling Refuge

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    We go once or twice a day and check it out. You don't see much if you stay in your car and don't do some walking or getting out to check things out. Best early in the morning or near dusk. We have...

  • 3. Historic Sanibel Lighthouse

    4 out of 5 stars

    The only lighthouse on the island is not the most attractive yet we go to that area each time we're on the island .. the beach and driftwood near the lighthouse is interesting. Often some neat Osprey...

  • 4. The Beach

    Sanibel island is one of my fav's .. I like it because there is so much to do .. exploring the beach .. the island and the nature sanctuary there is always new things to see. Lots of shells, sea life...

  • 5. Museums

    many visitors to sanibel island come here to collect sea shells. the bailey matthews shell museum has a collection of over 150,000 shells. the museum has exhibits on shells, mollusks, and fossilized...

  • 6. Island flowers and plants

    Over on the gulf side, brown seaweed grew. And it hugged the shoreline like a thick blanket, stretching about 15 feet or more into the water. To get to clear swimming water you had to forge your way...

  • 7. Sanibel Shell Festival

    This is the first time I attended this historic event . It was wonderful. Some amazing art in shells as well as rare specimens on display from all around the...

  • 8. sanibel island visitor center

    located on causeway road just as you enter the island from the bridge is the sanibel island visitor center. here you can get a map of the island and all the...

  • 9. go biking

    Sanibel has bike trails all through the island. There are several places to rent bikes. We brought our own. You need to observe all traffic rules, but the paths...

  • 10. Mini Golf

    We went to a nice mini golf place (can't remember the name again, sorry -- I think it was Smugglers Cove or something like that, but they have little alligators...

  • 11. Shelling Early In The Morning

    Sanibel has some of the bestshelling in the world ....We normally go out right at sunrise, about 5:30 AM to get thebest shells before the touristget out around...

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