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Tween Waters Crab Races

“It’s the stupidest thing you’ve ever seen.” That’s the tagline by self-appointed Crab Racing Commissioner Tim Jardas.  Since 1984, he has hosted his unique style of hermit crab racing blended with comedy at the Crow’s Nest in the Tween Waters Resort on Captiva.

Every Monday...

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....

MudBugs Logo

Guest Blogger Matt Spaulding writes about his experience at one of the newest restaurants on Sanibel….MudBugs Cajun Kitchen!

 I’ve always said that you could be on Sanibel and Captiva for three weeks and not go to the same good restaurant twice.  There have been some...

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...

Person on Stand Up Paddle Board

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...

JN "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge logo

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...


Chapel By The Sea
Good Friday 12pm
Easter Sunday 11am
11580 Chaplin Lane

St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal
Good Friday 12:00pm
Holy Saturday 8:00pm
Easter Sunday 7:30am 9:30am 11:30am
2304 Periwinkle Way

Sanibel Community Church
Easter Sunday 6:30am (on the causeway next to bridge closest to Fort Myers)
At Sanibel...