The Fort Myers & Sanibel region ranks high for natural attractions to enjoy in a family-friendly atmosphere. The Sanibel Causeway is a must for those traveling by car to the island from the Southwest Florida International Airport. The two-lane roadway taking visitors over the San Carlos Bay between Fort Myers and Sanibel is a 3-mile drive.
In making the drive across, visitors are awestruck by the picturesque views while crossing the bridge which includes the shimmering water teeming with wildlife.
Lee County reports that an average of 3 million vehicles use the Sanibel Causeway annually. There is a $6 toll to cross the bridge. The fee could be less depending on the vehicle such as a motorcycle while others may pay more based on the number of axles on the vehicle.
If a road trip is more your style, head to Florida by either Interstate 10 from points north and west or take Interstate 95 from the northeast region, but hop over to Interstate 75 which is the most direct route from the north. Interstate 75 is the most direct route to reach Fort Myers to get out to Sanibel. Guests coming from Key West, Naples or driving over from Miami have a more direct route to get out to the island.