Sanibel Information - Sanibel Florida City History And Community Information
The Sanibel and Captiva Islands are like no other place on earth. Nature and the preservation of nature is of utmost importance to residents and visitors of these islands. Over 40% of the islandís acres are preserved wildlife sanctuaries; where you can go and view hundreds of different kinds of species native to the Florida landscape.
In Addition to their acres of preserves, the islands offer a rare place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty. You will be impressed with the fine restaurants, shopping, beautiful beaches, and excellent accommodations sprinkled throughout the lush tropical landscape of these island paradises.
The island beaches are abundant in sea shells. Over 275 different types of shells can be found in the shallow waters of Sanibel and Captiva. Shelling as well as cycling are two of the favorite pastimes.
For the cycling lover, the islands offer a great ride with many bike rental shops available to tour the island along the many miles of bike paths.
The islands, although secluded are just a short drive to Fort Myers and Naples. You can reach the islands from US 41 or I-75. For a relaxing vacation or life, Sanibel and Captiva Islands offer it all.
Be sure to see our virtual tour or video of Sanibel Island at the top of this page.