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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...

Sanibel has miles and miles of white sandy beaches, sunshine and countless outdoor activities. With all of this fun you need to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Although some amount of sun exposure is essential as a source of Vitamin D (which...

The beaches of Sanibel are surrounded by warm Gulf waters, a perfect place for fishing. While the waters are filled all year with fish and wildlife, May and October are considered premium fishing months. This is when the water temperatures are more moderate compared to...

There are many things that go on this time of year. The Easter Bunny loves to have fun in the sun!

There are several festivals that go on before he even arrives. This year the Children’s Education Center of the Island is doing their 25th...

Each summer we have families flock to Sanibel Island so their kids can attend Sanibel Sea School’s summer camp programs. For those unaware, Sanibel Sea School is dedicated to teaching children and adults about marine ecosystems. They give students the opportunity to touch, feel and...

SCCF

Bailey Homestead Preserve: This is home to the Native Landscapes & Garden Center. It is the newest acquisition to SCCF. The front 9 acres that run along Periwinkle Way are open to the public. This trail is called Shipley Trail, it opened in...

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