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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...

Beach with yellow umbrellas and chairs

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...

Woman fishing on the beach at sunset

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...

Easter Egg Couple

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...

Sanibel Lighthouse walkway through the trees

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...

Now that you have arrived here on the Island, the next thing to do is to go enjoy the beach. You may be asking yourself what is the best way to do that.

Well, the first thing to do is wake up in one of...

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
  • ...
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 /...

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