Feeling the Blues?


Matt Schofield


Marty Stokes


JP Soars and The Red Hots


The Jazz-Matics

“If you can’t dig the blues, you got a hole in your soul.” — Albert King

The first ever Sanibel Blues and Jazz Festival will be coming to Sanibel on Sunday,  » Read more

The Green Monster!!






Look who just had an experience of a lifetime! Suffice it to say that we’re all “green” with envy!

Our favorite Ocean’s Reach front desk greeter — Boston born-and-raised John Shea — recently had a chance to go behind the Green Monster at Fenway Park,  » Read more

Fly Like an Eagle


Seeing majesty soaring over our beach

recalls Steve Miller’s refrain from his top Billboard hit “Fly Like an Eagle”:

I want to fly like an eagle, to the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly (oh, yeah)

Thank you, Andy, for sharing another special reason to visit Sanibel!  » Read more



                                                                                         Photo taken by Chris Larkin from Unit 4D4

Serenity is not freedom from the storm,

but peace amid the storm.

– Unknown  » Read more

Say a Prayer


On behalf of the owners and staff at Ocean’s Reach, our hearts go out to all those who will be impacted by this devastating storm.

Please join us in sending prayers for those in the path of Hurricane Matthew. As we know firsthand, their lives are about to be changed in ways they never imagined.

Help people affected by this disaster by making a donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief.  » Read more

Remodeling the Nest


We’ve noticed some aerial activity swirling and swooping around our osprey platform. Could it be? Is this the start of a new osprey family at Ocean’s Reach?

We are now on “daily watch” mode for the return of our Sanibel osprey couple. And these pictures indicate that a new nest may be occupied soon! The male osprey typically initiates the building or remodeling of the nest prior to his courtship of the female.  » Read more

The Tide


The tide recedes, but leaves behind
bright seashells on the sand.
The sun goes down, but gentle warmth
still lingers on the land.
The music stops, yet echoes on
in sweet, soulful refrains.
For every joy that passes,
something beautiful remains.

Author: Unknown  » Read more

Roll out the Red Carpet


Everybody loves a party!

Case in point, the turnout for the recent grand opening of Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille’s new location was deemed a stand-up success! Plates overflowed with tasty Caribbean morsels, friends reacquainted over savory libations and not an empty seat was to be found.

The newly built restaurant and bar — across the street from Bailey’s at the intersection of Tarpon Bay Road and Island Inn Road —  » Read more

Farmer’s Market Returns!


Thanks to our friends at the “Island Reporter” for this news we’ve been waiting for!

Seven new vendors will join the line up at the popular weekly Sanibel Island Farmers Market, which will kick off its ninth season in October.

The weekly Sunday market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sanibel City Hall, 800 Dunlop Road. This season will kick off on Sunday,  » Read more

Wonders of Nature


A recent walk on the beach found these placid, glistening gulf waters in the wake of Tropical Storm Hermine. We had previously showed you that storm’s frothy rolling waters, swirling ankle deep on the shore.

From tempest to tranquility, each depiction is deserving of its own beauty.

On our barrier island, the wonders of nature never cease and will never disappoint!  » Read more

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