Larry Strange holding the world’s largest junonia. Photo by Jeff Lysiak.
One of the iconic shells that Sanibel has become known for, the junonia, always seems to draw the attention of residents and tourists alike due to its renowned beauty and scarcity.
And now, the world’s largest recorded junonia – a specimen measuring nearly six inches in length – calls the island home. » Read more
“You’re never too small to be significant to another.”
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Today’s Guest Photographers: Dan Ferrell and Mary Dameron » Read more
What a delightful email from guest Ellen C., who resides in Fairport, NY:
Your “Game On” blog about the Sanibel Rocks group that encourages people to paint shells from Sanibel, encouraged me to send you the picture below.
My son proposed to his fiancé on the beach on Sanibel three years ago and the following year, 5 months before their wedding, » Read more
… To Zurich on August 1st for Swiss National Day!
One of our longtime guests, Laura G., who travels to Ocean’s Reach each fall from Nyon, Switzerland, delighted us not only with the photo, but with a short history lesson as well:
Swiss National Day marks the founding of the confederation on August 1, 1291, when the first three cantons (which are basically like states) — » Read more
Here’s a nifty little item recently highlighted on The Gadgeteer.com. Ocean’s Reach is mentioned so we just had to share!
Relaxing with a good book on your iPad at the beach just got easier
on July 27, 2017 in: News » Read more
Yes, bananas do grow on trees. And banana trees grow on Sanibel — year round, as a matter of fact!
The fruits grow in clusters and hang from the top of the tree. Ask Andy for a bite from this banana tree planted in his backyard, located just down the road from Ocean’s Reach! » Read more
Turn your family’s summer appetite into a vacation memory! Our beautiful outdoor dining area — The Grove — features four gas grills and comfortable dining furniture. Best of all, you can also enjoy a scenic view of our pond and butterfly garden!
Plan an outdoor spread for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or picnic anytime during the day with snacks and your favorite beverages. All you have to do is sit back, » Read more
Ocean’s Reach delivers two amazing waterfront experiences for our guests to enjoy. One is nature made and a prime reason our guests return year after year: our beach!
The other is man made and requires daily attention to maintain its pristine, crystal blue waters: our refreshing gulffront pool!
Which to enjoy first? What a wonderful dilemma to have! Make time to enjoy them both while visiting Ocean’s Reach. » Read more
We received a wonderful email from Viktoria R., a sophomore and Public Relations major at Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana. She sent us this write-up which we’re delighted to share with you!
No One Crabby Here
My family and I had just walked out onto the beach with our beach chairs and umbrella when I saw this little guy out of the corner of my eye. » Read more