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After two years of postponements due to the pandemic, Sanibel and Captiva are ready to celebrate our nation’s birthday once again, including its famous parade and fireworks!

 

Residents and visitors are invited to gather along Periwinkle Way early on July 4th (which is a...

Dolphins playing in boat wake

We’ve mentioned many times that Sanibel has boomed in new bookings since last summer.  This has led to many first-time visitors who have heard about our little paradise and have decided to finally visit or went when they were kids and want to relive those...

We talk a lot about Sanibel and Captiva, but Southwest Florida features a number of barrier islands that are also worth exploring.  However, you can’t drive to them.

The Sanibel Causeway (originally built in 1963) ushered in a new age of tourism to Sanibel and...

Beach towels and star fish on beach

One of the most common needs when visiting Sanibel (or any beach location, for that matter) is beach-style towels.  We at Sanibel Holiday are often asked if the condos and homes we rent have beach towels, which is not as easy to answer as you'd...

Sanibel Farmer Market

Just when things were (finally) starting to quiet down on the islands…we’re all getting excited again for Sundays (and not just because football’s back)!

The Sanibel Island Farmer’s Market is back for its 14th season from the beginning of October through the end of May...

Lumminary at Jerrys shoppes

The Sanibel-Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce recently announced that the 2021 Luminary Festival will be celebrated in the traditional version, as approved by the City of Sanibel.

Last year, Luminary events were reimagined for the first full week in December to protect the public from...

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....

Florida Panther

Guest blogger Matt had a scary start to his weekend…

“I was just about to head out around 6:30 Friday night and was throwing a palm frond into the trash when it happened.  I looked and not twenty feet away from me was a bobcat!...

Sanibel Lightning

This past weekend, there have been three incidents in Southwest Florida in which five people have been seriously hurt by lightning strikes.  One of them occurred on the beach near the Sanibel Beach Club off Nerita Street on Saturday afternoon (July 24).  This probably most...

Cane Toad

Alligators...Coyotes...and...Toads?

Oh, my, yes! That's another creature you should be watching out for, especially when it comes to your pets' safety.

In recent years, Sanibel has had an increase in the number of cane toads (sometimes called Bufo toads).  They are the largest actual toads...

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