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Sanibel Island Beach

601 Donax St, Sanibel, Florida 33957 USA

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“great sandy beaches & an abundance of shells!”

Sanibel is one of the unique barrier islands of the world, having an east-west orientation when most islands are north-south. Hence, the island is gifted with great sandy beaches and an abundance of shells.  Throughout the year, many people come to the beaches of Sanibel to gather shells. People are often seen bending down as they look for seashells, and this posture is known as the "Sanibel Stoop." There are beaches almost all around the island. There are even beaches along the Sanibel causeway, and these are great for fishing and windsurfing. However, beach parking on Sanibel itself is very limited, and in high season finding a convenient parking space can be a challenge.

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Reviewed by
Scott Owen

  • 26 Reviews
  • 15 Helpful
June 06, 2014

Amazing beach. I have been to my fair share of beaches over the years, and this particular one ranks right up there w/ my all time favorites! Also, it's a great place to go shell hunting!

5 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Ken Valuska

  • Expert
  • 588 Reviews
  • 167 Helpful
June 06, 2014
Rated 5.0

Beautiful beach, great for family vacations, not so much for a crazy spring break.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Greek_nomad

  • Road Warrior
  • 401 Reviews
  • 246 Helpful
September 10, 2014
Rated 5.0

As far as I can say, Sanibel Island is a place to bring peace to your heart and soul. Not recommended for extreme nightlife events.

The beauty is natural and there are not any buildings distracting this paradise.
There, you can build towers in the sand and imagine you are the king who owns them..no one will get in your way even though the place is crowded.

The beach is close to the car park, only a 15 minute walk (depending on how fast you walk) and the car park can get busy so have this on mind when visiting.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Susan

  • Photographer
  • 21 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
August 12, 2014

amazing beach! !!! so many shells!!!. we visited 3 beaches. the lighthouse beach is cute the beach was quiet when we visited water was very clear. blind pass beach had very limited parking. yOu have to watch out for rip currents. bow mans beach was nIce, too. busier with tons of parking. water wasn't as clear. I guess due to many people in the water. bring a bucket to collect shells!!!!!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Cullen Brown

  • Expert
  • 100 Reviews
  • 126 Helpful
July 11, 2014
Rated 4.0

Sanibel Island Beach is beautiful. If you are driving here during the busy season, you might as well stay home; it gets extremely busy. However, if you drive here during the summer, you can still expect to have some difficulty obtaining a parking spot, but it is totally worth the trouble.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Leannna

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 11, 2016

Great spot

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Sanibel Island Beach

601 Donax St
Sanibel, Florida
33957 USA

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