The city of Sanibel Island, located along the Gulf of Mexico just a short drive from Fort Myers, is justly famed for its sunsets, lighthouse, and luxurious resorts.
For family fun, the most popular activity on Sanibel Island is shelling – you barely can walk a step on the beach without indulging in the so-called "Sanibel Stoop" to search for shells.
But there is so much else to do on Sanibel Island – fine accommodations, fresh seafood, fishing, boating, and just plain relaxation, a chance to get away from the hurly burly, a chance to draw closer to nature.
For outdoor adventures, consider the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, a way station for migratory birds and a home for manatees and dolphins. Or paddle the Calusa Blueway, a featured trail in a network of water routes.
Plan your trip to Sanibel:
Welcome to the Seashell Capital of the World. Don't be alarmed by all those people stooped over on the beach. They're hunting for treasure.
To fully appreciate the waterways around Fort Myers and its Gulf coast beaches and the hundreds of islands, set sail.
Two of America's most greatest innovators, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, chose Fort Myers as their winter homes and as an extension of their friendship.
Lovers Key is a destination for beachside weddings and a home for manatees, roseate spoonbills, and bald eagles.
Fresh seafood with a waterfront view. Any questions?
PLACES TO STAY
Luxury. Beachfront. Like a Local. Nature. Plenty of room available.