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Sanibel Attractions: The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

It’s common knowledge that Sanibel is one of the largest shelling beaches in the United States and even the world, but did you know that Sanibel is home to one of the most beautiful museums dedicated to the science of shelling and it’s all open to the public every day of the week? The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is by far one of the most interesting experiences you can enjoy on the island. After you’ve

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Sanibel Island History: Where Does The Name “Sanibel” Come From?

Have you ever wondered how the premier island destination of Florida, Sanibel Island, got its name? You are not the first. It’s been a topic of discussion for many years or even centuries. As a geographical place, the island has been around for at least 6,000 years, it is unknown what the original inhabitants, the Calusa, named the island but they arrived about 2,500 years ago. Most of South Florida was under the control of

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Sanibel Art Galleries

Sanibel has long been a haven for artists and artisans seeking solitude in an awe-inspiring location. The breath of our island is brushed with heavenly inspiration and we are lucky enough to continue to host a community of those who continue to capture our island’s spirit within gorgeous works of art. Consider taking a true piece of Sanibel Island home with you for display in your home. There are many local galleries where you can

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Playgrounds On Sanibel

We are sure that you will find yourself out and about on our Island home, shopping, dining and just looking at the sights and nature of Sanibel. When you have your kids along you don’t have to do without the amenities to keep them entertained and happy in friendly kid-safe areas. Periwinkle Place is a popular destination for shoppers, from mementos of Sanibel to fine Jewelry at Congress Jewelers to fun fashion at Chicos, toys,

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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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