Sanibel Captiva Island, known for its natural beauty and seaside, is a good spot to explore dedicated wildlife rehabilitation and refuge centres. A day enjoying the sunshine at Bowman's Beach or a stroll through the natural beauty of Gulfside City Park are some ways to get to know this local area beloved for its birds and beaches.

    During your visit, enjoy fun activities like strolling along the shell beaches or cycling. You can pedal to anywhere on the island by bike and discover wonderful seascapes and sites like the National Shell Museum. The island also offers beautiful settings for golfing with its 3 golf clubs.

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      The barrier island sanctuary of Sanibel Island is packed full of things to do for virtually endless adventure. Whether you're looking for high-octane thrills or you just want to relax on the beach, Sanibel has no shortage of activities and attractions that the whole family can enjoy. You just have to decide where to start. Here are some of...

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      The places locals love to eat in Sanibel Island mostly serve seafood, it being the local specialty. However, that's not all that's on offer here, and you'll soon find that the dining options here embrace a lot of different cultures. On just this tiny island, you can expect to find dishes inspired by French, Caribbean, Asian, and Mediterranean cuisines, as...

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      The list of things to do after dinner in Sanibel Island includes a good amount of variety, with a few theatres and plenty of great bars. Places to enjoy live music and dancing by the beach are certainly the highlight, though, and there's no shortage of them. The sunsets on the Floridian island are legendary, with the sky shifting from...

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