Top 10 Reasons to visit Sanibel

1. Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

This is the only one museum in the United States that holds beautiful collection of shells from around the world. The greatest asset of Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is an innate of curiosity and wonder about shells. You can do a lot of fun at this museum, theres science exhibits too about malacologist and biologist shells. This museum also cover many cultural, historical and culinary facets of shells.

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2. Sanibel Island’s Lighthouse

This Lighthouse is the one of the places that you should visit while on the Sanibel Island. Located on the east of the Island, Sanibel Island’s Lighthouse encompasses the entire Island. This tourist attraction also has many facilities, such as large parking lot for beach goers, great shelling, restroom facilities, fishing pier and many more. This Lighthouse is a historical heritage of 1833.

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3. J.N. Ding Darling national Wildlife Refuge

This national wild refuge is the part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States. President Harry S. Truman ordering to creating this refuge in 1945. J.N. Ding Darling national Wildlife Refuge provides important habitat to over 245 species of birds. So, while on the Sanibel Island, you’re not only get the beautiful beaches, but also can see different species of birds in the J.N. Ding Darling national Wildlife Refuge

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4. Sanibel Island Farmer’s Market

This is the favorite outdoor activity for islanders and visitors, you can visit this market from October until May. Sanibel Island Farmer’s Market located in front of Sanibel City Hall, you can find fresh produce such as seafood, local fruits and vegetables, honey, flowers, cheese and many more. It’s enjoyable Sunday outing for everyone, including well behaved dogs.

5. The Beaches

Sanibel famous for its natural beauty beaches. Located at Florida, parallel with the main land, Sanibel Island, also Captiva too have a predominately East-West orientation along Gulf of Mexico, with this special geography, Sanibel Island have fabulous beaches.  Sanibel Island has six public beaches that can be visited.


6. Sanibel Thriller LLC

Sanibel Thriller is a 43-passenger high-speed boat, you will get great experience boat tour around Sanibel and Captiva Islands, spotting dolphin and other wildlife along the way, the tour guide also shares information about history of Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, and other information such as wildlife around Island.


7. Periwinkle Place

This is Sanibel’s main destination for shopping features 26 shops, Located on Sanibel’s busiest thoroughfare and was voted the top shopping center on Sanibel by the Lee County Convention Bureau. You also can enjoy butterfly garden, two fountains, and children’s play area while you shopping. At Periwinkle Place, you can buy men’s and women’s clothing, sunglasses, original island art and many more.


8. Shelling

As  one of the top three shelling destinations in the world, Senibel Island provides various types of shell. You can find shell anywhere on the island, but the best spot for finding shell is at Blind Pass, between Sanibel and Captiva Island.

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9. Dolphin and Manatee sightings

Dolphin and Manatee is plentiful in the Gulf of Mexico and is easy for us to observe since it swims near the surface. You can rent kayak to see them up close, they are not shy, especially dolphin, they love to show off by jumping and flipping in the wake of a passing boat.

10. Outdoors Fun

Theres a lot outdoor activity on Senibel Island, you can explore the island with bike or segway, rent kayak, take a boat out on Tarpon Bay, shelling, playing with family at the beach,


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