Travel & Lesiure Ranked Sanibel Island the #1 location in their list of “Top 10 Best U.S Shelling Beaches” in 2016 and our beaches have earned it! Shell lovers from all over the globe make pilgrimages to Sanibel Island’s Gulf Coast to find their treasured shells.
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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.