Sanibel Island General Information and Attractions

Sanibel Island is a nature lover's paradise with 70% natural preserve and many miles of white, sandy beaches with millions of seashells and other interesting sea life.  There are over 30 miles of bicycle paths to nature preserves, restaurants, boutiques and art galleries. Kayak or canoe around the mangroves in the national wildlife refuge or fish in the local waters.  There are eagles and numerous, other water fowl.  See turtles, manatees and dolphins.  Visit the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, play golf and tennis or cruise to nearby islands.  Visit the Ford/Edison museums in Fort Myers or go to a MLB spring training game.  There is something for almost everyone.  Below are a number of links to web sites that offer information about Sanibel Island and the many things to see and do on this beautiful gulf island


General Information
Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce
Insiders Guide to Sanibel Island

Doc Ford''s Rum Bar
The Green Flash
Lighthouse Cafe
Matzaluna, The Italian Kitchen
The Mad Hatter
The Mucky Duck
Over Easy Café

The Sandbar
Sanibel Bean
The Sanibel Steakhouse
Sweet Melissa's Cafe
Timbers Restaurant
Trader's Cafe and Store

Interesting Local Shops
The Cedar Chest (Sealife Jewelry)
Sanybels Finest
She Sells Sea Shells
Periwinkle Place

Entertainment & Cruises
The Schoolhouse Theater
Captiva Cruises
Sanibel Thriller
Adventures In Paradise
Island Cinema

Beachview Golf Club
The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club


Grocery Stores
Bailey's General Store
Jerry's Foods

Seashell Collecting
Sanibel Island Shelling & Beaches
The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum
Conchologists of America
I Love Shelling blog
Seashell Cleaning

Bird Watching & Conservation
Birding Sanibel Island
"Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge

The Bait Box
Fishing Guides
Our favorite fishing guide

Boat Rentals
Tarpon Bay Explorers
Sanibel Marina
Jensen's Marina
Tween-Waters Marina
Castaways at Blind Pass

Bicycle Rentals
Sanibel Biking Trails, Overview
Billy's Rentals

Other Equipment Rentals
Island Rental Services

The Sanibel Community Church