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Sanibel no-see-um

How to Avoid Them:

  •  Wear long, loose-fitting clothing.
  •  Use a repellant spray. There are several to choose from and many can be purchased from local shops on the Island (Jerry’s, Bailey’s, Ace Hardware). Some say that Avon’s Skin So Soft will do the trick as
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Sanibel Island Farmers Market, Pineapple Fish

This year marks the 11th season for the Sanibel Farmers Market. The market takes place each Sunday from 8am to 1pm at the Sanibel City Hall (located at 800 Dunlop Road) from October through May. It is organized by Local Roots, co-owned by island residents...

Top Ten Things to do on the Sanibel Causeway

10. Windsurf / Kite Board: Whether you want to be attached to a kite or sail, the Sanibel Causeway with its winds is the place you want to be. You can see many surfers just off Island A on a windy day.

9. Kayak /...

Lady doing "Sanibel Stoop" on shoreline

There is the short history of shelling on Sanibel. The Island ranks in the top 3 world destinations for shelling and for many, that is all they know and all they need to know.

 When you take a Sanibel beach walk, you will be greeted...

No no-see-ums

This post will address a small but very big concern.

Those who travel to Sanibel have alluded to tiny biting flies that often live near water. They are so tiny, they are not generally visible and hence their appropriate name, no-see-ums. Much like the mosquito...

Florida Hurricane Season

It is that time of year again, those months when we are on alert for tropical storms and hurricanes passing by or even actually visiting our beautiful barrier island.

Even though they rarely hit, the fact that they just might has an impact. Oh yes,...

Beautiful Sunshine Sky

Some people may think that Sanibel is a ghost town in the Summer, and there is no denying it can get pretty hot and humid. These temperatures keep visitors in the Gulf, in the pool or in the air conditioning during the hottest hours.


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,...

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....