Top 5 Attractions in Sanibel Island

Surf and sand and tropical shores is what draws visitors to Sanibel Island year after year, but we’ve compiled a list of top 5 attractions and best things to do on Sanibel Island, so you can save time researching and soak up every beautiful minute of your vacation!

Sanibel Lighthouse Beach Park

This iconic park will be observable from the causeway on your trip to the island, as it wraps around the eastern tip of the island. Offering visitors soft-sand and shimmering blue-green waves, this park also has a fishing pier, wildlife walk, and a historic lighthouse. Sea shell enthusiasts can spend days shell hunting the shores, or for a less crowded alternative, Bowman’s Beach washes up a few treasures of its own. Remember the earlier you look, the better!

J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Created in 1945, this stunning wildlife refuge covers about a third of Sanibel Island and is a favorite among bird watchers and nature lovers alike. Spanning across over thousands of acres, this diverse eco-system offers guests a chance to spot wildlife like alligators and is home to over 245 species of birds. Enter and enjoy one of the best things to do in Sanibel for a small cost by car, or for a minimal charge by bike or foot!

Periwinkle Place

The crown jewel of shopping on Sanibel Island, this outdoor shopping complex offers well-known stores as well as local shops where you can find the perfect souvenir. Make a day of it by stopping for lunch at one of the restaurants in the complex!

Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)

This amazing non-profit is one of the top wildlife rehabilitation clinics in the United States and treats thousands of injured wildlife a year. Guests can stop by the visitor education center to learn about wildlife, meet a critter during the daily presentation, and stop by a gift shop that supports the organization!

Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum

If you want to learn about what kind of treasures you’ve been picking up on the shore, this unique museum is the perfect place to do it. Visitors will also find an aquarium wing and a touch-tank, where they can learn about the sea as well as the shells!

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