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Enjoying Sanibel

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.

Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge

Sanibel Island and the surrounding southwest Florida area offers plenty of things to do for families, couples, groups, and more. Whether you're looking to unwind on Sanibel beaches or you're excited to explore the wildlife of this region, use our guide to help you plan your vacation. 

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.