Fabulous Feathers

You’d be surprised about what you can find near Ocean’s Reach!

For instance, if you’ve ever found yourself saying “Gosh, I could really use some pink and yellow ostrich feathers!” then, believe it or not, you need look no further than just across the causeway.

The SA Feather Company in Fort Myers has been making exotic feathers for over a century.

Established in 1906 and spanning four generations,  » Read more

It All Started with Hedge Trimmers

Photo by John Riegert

Biking enthusiasts will notice a brand new addition to the beautiful bike path system that winds around Sanibel Island.

A new rest stop has been built at the corner of Casa Ybel Road and Middle Gulf Drive — just around the corner and up the street from Ocean’s Reach.  It features two benches, a bike rack, a water fountain,  » Read more

Some Colorful Residents

Here on Sanibel Island, we may not have our own zoo, but we do have the next closest thing!

Many of our guests already know about the exotic animal display at Periwinkle Park and Campground.  If you haven’t yet discovered this little gem, make plans to do so on your next visit to Ocean’s Reach!

The park features many species of exotic and native birds —  » Read more

The Smallest Post Office in the USA

You think you’ve seen everything?

Chances are you haven’t seen a post office like the one in Ochopee, a fun little day trip about an hour and a half away from Ocean’s Reach.

This 61-square foot facility measures 8′ 4″ X 7′ 3″ and is officially the smallest post office in the country.  The tiny building used to serve as a storage shed for irrigation pipes for a nearby tomato farm,  » Read more

Gaze at Grand Architecture

 #77:  Gaze at Grand Architecture While Attending An Event

Excerpt from “100 Things to do in Fort Myers & Sanibel Before You Die” by Nancy Hamilton:

When you see a building of Neoclassical Revival architecture with massive columns in south Florida, you know there has to be an interesting history to match the grandeur.  The site upon which the Sidney &  » Read more

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