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Welcome to Sanibel Beach sign

Most anyone who has ever visited our Island agrees that the beach rocks.

Because most of Sanibel is a nature preserve, the beach is gently used by humans and greatly used by our fine feathered friends.

It's an easy place to relax, read, gather shells,...

Lunch on Sanibel Beach

Many people rent a condo, house or cottage on Sanibel with more room than they may need so that they can invite family and friends to visit. This is especially true of our vacation rental guests for stay for a month or more.

And while...

Extreme Packing

Though Sanibel is a pristine tropical island with a focus on nature, it is pretty far from the concept of roughing it in terms of comfort and convenience.

Of course everyone knows that Sanibel Island has house and condo rentals, and there are scores of...

Sanibel Holiday, Pink Shell Bag

Sanibel Island is renowned for its great shelling. It is considered to be in the top 3 shell collecting beaches in the world. The phrase "Sanibel Stoop" refers to the many people you will see all year long bent over collecting shells from the beach....

Pond Apple Trail sign

Though Sanibel is a hidden treasure itself, often considered the jewel in Sanibel's crown, it contains dozens of nooks and crannies well worth exploring.

Here are some of our favorites, and we hope you will add some of your own.

Periwinkle Park's Mini Zoo:
Sanibel Island...

Doctor

Any one traveling out of their own area needs to know essentials of where they are going.

This is especially true of health care.

On vacation, we never think of the worse and often believe bad weather is the cloud hanging over our heads.

Generally...

Heart in sand being washed away by small wave

Although Sanibel is a family place, full of activities for adults and children alike, it is also a very romantic spot.

The tropical vegetation, sounds of the Gulf, clear star lit skies, beckon those in love to see and experience the Island in a special...

Dollar sign drawn into the beach sand with small wave

Being in the vacation rental business on Sanibel Island I often think back to my childhood vacations and wonder how we ever survived as a family of four in a hotel room. Even the most spacious hotel rooms lack the space required to allow each...

Dog with head buried in beach sand

Sanibel Island is a haven for all creatures, great and small.

Wild life abounds and accommodations are made for those who travel with their pets.

Many condos and private homes allow vacationers to bring their four legged companions with them.

Some restrict canines by size...

Packed Suit Case

Now that Sanibel Island has become a year round destination, the climate differences are important to note when preparing for your vacation.

In the cooler high season months, layering in packing clothing is always well advised.

Our winters are sunny and bright, but temperatures can...

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