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Sanibel Historical Museum

The Sanibel Historical Village is a hidden gem for those interested in how Sanibel came to be, but your opportunity to explore this treasure is fading fast this summer. The Village will close for the season on July 31 and will reopen on October 15....

Sanibel Sea Turtle

From April 15th  to October 31st, beachgoers will be seeing yellow tape and stakes all over the beaches  of Sanibel, but it’s not a bunch of crime scenes.  Sea turtles (particularly Loggerheads) have been coming onshore to lay their eggs, and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation...

Thermometer

There’s a joke about Florida actually having four seasons; Almost Summer, Summer, Still Summer, and Christmas (similar to the North’s seasons; Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and Highway Construction).  Heat indices in Southwest Florida have been well over 100 degrees recently, with actual temperatures not...

Fourth of July

Sanibel and Captiva Islands celebrate our nation’s birthday with the Annual Independence Day Parade on Thursday, July 4th.  As such, Periwinkle Way will be closed from 9am until approximately 12 noon from the western end (Tarpon Bay Road) to Donax Street.  Those travelling on Casa...

Sanibel Storm

It sure seems like summer is here already on Sanibel, but it’s still spring! :O

There’s a recent song by Jesse Rice called, “Go Away Cloud,” part of which goes, “I didn’t come all this way just to see no gray.”  While summer is the...

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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