Sanibel Island Things to Do

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  • 1. J.N. Ding Darling Refuge

    after sanibel island's beautiful beaches the ding darling national wildlife refuge is one of the most visited attractions in sanibel. the refuge was created in 1945 and is named after j.n. "ding"...

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  • 2. Beach Activities

    sanibel island is famous for it's beautiful gulf beach and it's excellent shelling. sanibel has six public beach accesses. there is timed ticketed parking at the accesses where you pay for the amount...

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  • 3. Historic Sanibel Lighthouse

    First lit on August 20, 1884, the 98-foot tall iron skeleton tower closely resembles the current Cape San Blas lighthouse tower. Both towers have a central spiral staircase beginning about 10 feet...

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  • 4. 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...

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  • 5. 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...

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  • 6. 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...

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  • 7. 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...

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  • 8. 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...

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  • 9. 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...

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  • 10. 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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