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Sea Turtle Nest

Summer is one of the most exciting times for lovers of Florida wildlife, and Sanibel is one of the best places to find it. 

As the Gulf of Mexico gets warmer in the summertime, the chances of seeing dolphins and manatees in the open increase. ...

SUP

Summer isn’t just a season on Sanibel….it’s an experience! Our summer blog series will highlight all the things you can do when you aren’t enjoying our beautiful beaches! First up, PADDLEBOARDING!

Stand-up paddleboarding, or “SUP”, is a family friendly activity to experience while on Sanibel....

Sanibel Lighthouse Beach

There are many beaches on Sanibel. Here are our top picks.

Lighthouse Beach Park located at 110/153 Periwinkle Way: There about 170 parking spaces at this beach. It is just a short walk to the sand. The beach is wide and flat and the water...

The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is named after Jay Norwood Darling, a political cartoonist. Darling was instrumental in the effort to block the sale of the environmentally valuable land to the developers on Sanibel. At Darling’s urging, President Truman signed an executive order...

It’s that time of year again. Turtle nesting season.

This program was originally started by Caretta Research, Inc. and Charles Lebuff in the late 1950’s. This makes it one of the longest running monitoring programs in the country. The program was transferred to SCCF in...

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