Where, when, and how to shell: Our guide to shelling on Sanibel Island, rated one of the top shelling destinations in the U.S. by Travel & Leisure Magazine!
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There are more than enough reasons to love Fort Myers and Sanibel Island: great weather (the Gulf water averages 76 degrees, almost never dipping below 60 even in the wintertime), delicious food (it’s rumored that Jimmy Buffett wrote “Cheeseburger in Paradise” after dining at an area restaurant), fantastic outdoor sports.
Sanibel Island provides wonderful sandy beaches and a profusion of shells because of it's unique east-west orientation. These beaches yield the perfect setting for making beautiful memories. Spend the day swimming, fishing, windsurfing or just enjoy a picnic on the gorgeous beach.