Art on the Beach

Try your skills designing recycled “art” on the beach!

Materials from the sand and surf can be used to create your very own personal installation piece. Enjoy
the hunt, along with the critical acclaim you’re sure to receive from beach passersby!  » Read more

Scenes from Sanibel #13

“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be.
I don’t find myself saying, ‘Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.’
I don’t try to control a sunset.
I watch with awe as it unfolds.”

– Carl R Rogers

Should you have any photos you’d like to share,  » Read more

A Smooth Ride

Enjoy a smooth ride through more than 26 miles of scenic bicycle pathways on your next visit to Sanibel. Whether you’re interested in a pleasant excursion or full-out power pedaling, we’re happy to arrange for a bike that perfectly fits your needs.

In the capable hands of Billy’s Bikes technicians, all Ocean’s Reach rental bikes were recently given a once-over to ensure a smooth and safe ride for our guests.  » Read more

The Gang is Back!

Hail! Hail! The gang’s all here!

It must be May when we welcome back this group of loyal, long term guests who look forward to spending time with each other!

Our gang of eight met several years ago while staying at Ocean’s Reach. Their enjoyment of fishing and friendship culminated in yearly May meet-ups on the beach and on the boat.   » Read more

Treasured Heirlooms

“Our most treasured heirlooms are the memories of our family.”

Many thanks to guest Ellen C. from Fairport, NY who sent these photos of her family’s recent stay at Ocean’s Reach.  

She writes that her parents started coming to Sanibel Island in the late 70s, and that while they’re gone now,  » Read more

A Great Catch!

“You can’t buy happiness.

But you can buy a fishing pole

and that’s pretty much the same thing.”


We received this photo from our wonderful longtime guest, Sheila H, from Mountville, PA, along with a note saying that it was taken right in front of Ocean’s Reach:

“Our son-in-law Bob from Charlotte, North Carolina is here on his very first trip to Sanibel and Ocean’s Reach and has fallen in love with both.  » Read more

See You Later, Sydney

Ten-month-old Sydney, a juvenile American Alligator, is fast becoming the most popular new animal ambassador at CROW, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife on Sanibel Island.

With her brand new, 300-gallon tank – which is filled with artificial plants, rocks, floating driftwood and a basking platform to simulate her natural environment – the young alligator spends her days swimming around her enclosure.  » Read more

An Art-Filled Summer

As season is winding down, summer is coming into full-swing. Beginning June 5, BIG ARTS will offer its annual summer camp for elementary, middle and high school students.

BIG ARTS Summer Camp Director Erin Peter said that first through fifth graders will be completely immersed in visual and performing arts.

“We offer a really well-rounded visual and performing arts program to the kids, Peter said.  » Read more

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