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Sanibel Island Farmers Market

Break from the sand and sun and spend your Sunday mornings at one of Sanibel Island’s most beloved seasonal attractions: The Sanibel Island Farmers Market. Open every Sunday from October 30tht through the end of May in the heart of Sanibel Island’s civic core, immerse yourself in a once-a-week local bazaar host to the best local produce and seafood, homemade baked goods, locally owned retail boutiques, and more! Though Sanibel is generally a sleepy beach

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Birdwatching on Sanibel Island

Many of our guests ask us where the very best places are to watch our amazing birdlife on the island. Honestly, where can you NOT view birds should be the question. We are truly blessed to be able to actually walk out of our doors here at Pelicans Roost and see a wealth of area birds. Sanibel is a paradise for our winged friends. Just steps away, on our beach, you can find most types

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Sanibel Island Boat Tours

Although it’s difficult to pull yourself off our beautiful shelling beach, perhaps it’s time to get off the sand and get out on the water! Captiva Cruises offers up some of the most interesting and exciting tours off the coasts of our islands imaginable. Located nearby on Captiva Island at McCarthy’s Marina, Captiva Cruises welcomes you and your family to enjoy a day on the waves with a friendly and informative staff. Offering scheduled cruises,

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Pickleball on Sanibel Island

If you’re not into sports, think again. Pickleball has arrived at Pelicans Roost, home to the only lighted Pickleball court on Sanibel Island. Practice your swing just steps from the shell-strewn sands of Sanibel Island. As the newest amenity to our valued guests. Officially listed by the USA Pickleball Association, our two Pickleball courts are the ultimate beach destination for Pickleball enthusiasts! Touted by NBC News as the fastest-growing sport in the country, Pickleball is

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Sanibel Island Day Trips: Edison-Ford Estate

Sanibel has so much to offer travelers and locals alike. During your stay, it’s difficult to decide what to do next when you’re not wandering our beach collecting all those beautiful shells, or exploring the island on the seat of a bike. One of the more fascinating places to visit off-island is one of the oldest and interesting attractions in the Sanibel-Fort Myers area– The Edison-Ford Winter Estates. The nation’s two most noted inventors were

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Sanibel Island To The Everglades

When on Sanibel Island, you are so close to so many great attractions! While there is plenty to do on the Island, Sanibel’s prime location means you can also hop over to the mainland and enjoy one of the most beautiful natural areas in the United States: The Everglades. Though the majority of land in South Florida is covered by the Everglades, it is possible to explore this one-of-a-kind natural environment in one day, leaving

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Weather On Sanibel Island

One of the most popular questions we receive from guests is “what is the weather like on Sanibel?” Our answer is a simple one! Though it may seem like the sun is always shining on Sanibel, just like anywhere else, our weather changes day to day; but let’s be honest, it tends to lean towards the sunnier side. On average, there are 262 days of sunshine per year on Sanibel, the remaining days of the

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Golfing On Sanibel Island

Visitors to Pelican’s Roost are welcomed to indulge their inner sportsman at Sanibel Island’s two beautiful golf courses: The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club and the Sanibel Island Golf Club. These courses are popular with not only visitors but island residents as well. Mingle with those who know the island best as you work on your swing.  The Dunes is nestled in the northern part of the island and was recently voted the best golf

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The Best Place To Watch The Sunset On Sanibel

On Sanibel, there are approximately 300 days of sunshine each year—which means 300 chances to catch a spectacular sunset! (The other 65 days also lead to stunning sunsets). One of the most frequent questions we are asked by our guests is “Where is the best place to watch the Sunset on Sanibel?” Our answer: right here, and a few other locations. Because of our prime location on the south side of the island, our guests

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Sanibel Island Attractions: Sanibel Shell Mounds

Many of our guests will tell you that they have been coming to Sanibel since they were children, are returning after many years away from the island or have fond memories of their annual trips to the island to visit family members. If we only had a quarter for each time someone has mentioned coming over on the ferry before the causeway was built! Anyhow, we completely understand the magnetism of this special place—after all,

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