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Top 6 Romantic Activities on Sanibel Island

25 Jan 2017
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Planning a couple's getaway to Sanibel Island? Whether you plan to celebrate an anniversary, holiday, or life event, Sanibel and Captiva are year-round destinations for romance. Start daydreaming of a getaway to the white sand beaches of Sanibel Island with your special someone!

As locals, we've celebrated countless weddings, anniversaries, and other milestones on the island. Here are our recommendations for the best way to enjoy Sanibel with your loved one. 

Sunset

What is more romantic than a great sunset? If you want to enjoy the best view of sunset on Sanibel Island, head to the south and west shores - Bowman's Beach, Turner Beach or "Blind Pass", and Tarpon Bay Beach are excellent places for sunset viewing!

Picnic on the beach 

Dinner with a view doesn't get much better than a picnic on the beach! With so many beautiful beaches, you can take your pick to stretch out a picnic blanket and settle in for a relaxing evening. 

Take A Bicycle Ride

Try something new and explore Sanibel Island on two wheels! With 22 miles of paved trail, there is no shortage of opportunities to discover a new beach, new farmers market, or a new experience. You can rent your bikes from Billy's Rentals or one of the many other shops on the island. 

Go Shelling

Sanibel Island is ranked one of the best shelling locations in the world. Because of its unique orientation and the flow of the gulf stream, millions of shells wash onto our shores every year. If you've never experienced the thrill of finding a truly spectacular shell, it's a must-do activity for your vacation! Turner Beach is the best place to find the latest and greatest shells on the island. Before you head out to find your treasure, take a look at our guide to shelling on Sanibel Island

Explore The Farmers Market 

Trying a new recipe or recreating an old favorite can be perfect way to make new memories with your special someone. Explore our beloved farmers market to find the freshest ingredients, local artisans, and maybe even discover something you've never tried before! 

See A Movie

There's something romantic about seeing a movie in a theater, even on vacation! See the latest and greatest movies at Island Cinema on your night in on Sanibel Island. 

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