Sanibel Beaches are known worldwide for its quality and unusual beauty. The island of Sanibel and neighboring Island of Captiva are located on the Western Coast of the Peninsula of Florida facing the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The two islands could be considered one because they are connected on Sanibel’s northern tip by the Blind Pass.
The beaches of both islands are just fabulous. I have a group of friends that have been going to Sanibel for decades since the children were small and continue going once a year now with children of the children. I have visited them many times. Sanibel Island Beaches are known for the abundance of shells created over thousands of years.
Aerial view of Sanibel Island on the Gulf of Mexico
Powdery white beaches in Bowman's Beach in Sanibel
For more information visit Florida Tourism Website
Sanibel is a heaven for shell collectors
Because it is built on a nature reserve, this beach has no condominiums and hotels. It has a park with picnic area and restrooms. The problem here is the lack of shade. Hurricane Charlie in 2004 knocked down the impressive Australian Pines that grew there. The water is calm and shallow.
A few other beaches with restricted car parking are;
It is the first beach after entering the island from the mainland. This beach offers fantastic views to the condominium area of Fort Myers Beaches and also to the Naples area. This beach is surrounded by shallow waters. But beware; the currents can be strong some times. Like in other Sanibel Beaches it is recommended to arrive early to find parking space
Come to Sanibel Beaches, bring the kids and enjoy one of your best vacations.
sanibel aerial n/a
sanibel shells n/a
sanibel sunset n/a
all courtsy of wikimedia commons