Be sure to add a day at the beach on the list of things to do in Sanibel Island. One of the main reasons visitors come to Sanibel Island and Southwest Florida is for the sandy beaches, often adorned with seashells washed up by the currents of the Gulf of Mexico. Start the day on the beach doing the “Sanibel Stoop” to find seashells or take a sunset walk and enjoy the spectacular display.
One of the more popular beaches with locals and visitors on the island’s northwest coast. Bowman’s Beach is located in a quiet section of Sanibel Island, away from the normal traffic on the island.
The southern tip of Sanibel Island is where visitors will find Lighthouse Beach. The area is named for the island’s historic lighthouse. The beach is within close driving distance from the Sanibel Causeway with great views of the Southwest Florida region.
Blind Pass Beach
Located on the northern tip of Sanibel Island, Blind Pass Beach is in the shadow of the Blind Pass Bridge taking visitors between Sanibel and Captiva islands. The beach like others along the Sanibel coast provide spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico.
These are just a few of the beautiful beaches dotting the Sanibel coastline. While visiting the area, choose to rent a home right on the beach, or opt for one of the other properties that have private beach access or within close proximity.