8 Great Ideas for Seashell Christmas Decorations

seashell Christmas decorations

Bring the beach to you this holiday season with some festive seashell Christmas decorations! Play your favorite Christmas songs as we outline the best seashell Christmas decorations to keep your mind on Sanibel Island and Fort Myers in Southwest Florida this season. Seashell Christmas Tree Get your beach craftiness on by making a seashell Christmas […]

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Top 9 Reasons to Take Your Kids Sanibel Shelling

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Sanibel Island and the entire Fort Myers area is known as the shelling capital of the world. A shell haven for more than 250 species of shells, let us count nine reasons why shelling should become a pastime activity for you and your family. You Can Arrive at the Beach Early Are you a beachcomber […]

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Sanibel Island: What to Do in August

Sanibel Island couple enjoying a garden

Summer time on Sanibel Island makes August a great month to utilize the white sandy beaches, search for shells and enjoy your favorite water sports activities. It’s also a good time of year to take advantage of summer discounts on everything from hotel rooms to restaurant specials. Review our road map for an August vacation […]

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How to Find the Sand Dollar

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Are you a seasoned beachcomber? A shelling fanatic? Then you know that there’s nothing like the thrill of finding the elusive sand dollar on the shores of beautiful Sanibel Island.  The best time to find sand dollars on Sanibel Island is right after a storm, which allows the Gulf water to churn up and bring […]

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7 Beach Tips for Families this Spring

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There’s not a better way to celebrate spring on Sanibel Island than heading to the beach with your family. The temperature is perfect, both on the beach and in the Gulf of Mexico. For a relaxing day on the beach, we’ve got 7 beach tips for families this spring that will help you make it […]

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5 Anti-Aging Activities on Sanibel Island

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If you’re in good health and good spirits but feel compelled to act a certain way because of your age, we advise you to throw caution to the wind and live a little. There’s not a better spot to rebel, try new things and act the way you feel than on Sanibel Island. We’ve got […]

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Shelling on Sanibel Island: What You Need to Know

Shelling On Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island is one of the best places in the world to go shelling. The conditions are perfect and you’ll see people all over those white sandy beaches doing what the locals call the “Sanibel Stoop” as they hunt for their seashell treasure. If shelling on Sanibel Island and in Southwest Florida is on your […]

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Island Hopping: Southwest Florida’s Main Attraction

Island Hopping

Island hopping is Southwest Florida’s main attraction for many visiting the area for the first time and those who return countless times. Southwest Florida’s barrier islands are as diverse as they are beautiful and have a little something for everyone. Island Hopping: Southwest Florida’s Main Attraction Sanibel Island is a must see for seashell lovers […]

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VIDEO: The History of Sanibel Island

Beyond Sanibel’s beautiful beaches, fantastic fishing, sea-shell covered shores and leisurely island lifestyle is its rich history. The historical fact we are most proud of here at Port Sanibel Marina is that the Silver King Tarpon was first caught in the gulf, just miles from Sanibel Island. To learn more historical facts about the island […]

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Family Fun in Sanibel

Sanibel is perfect for family fun, sun and relaxation. The peaceful and pristine shorelines are a great destination for kiting, sunbathing, shelling or any of your family’s favorite daytime beach activities. The open waters of Sanibel offer some of SWFL’s most desired fishing, snorkeling and boating. The fun never stops in Sanibel! If you’re planning […]

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