New Year’s Eve in “Times Square”

Photo from Visit Fort Myers Beach

Who needs the bitter cold of Manhattan when you can celebrate New Year’s Eve in “Times Square” with the warm balmy breezes of Southwest Florida?

Just a tad southeast from Sanibel is the “Times Square” area of nearby Fort Myers Beach.  Their New Year’s Eve celebration starts around noon with live music, food and festivities, culminating in a ball drop and fireworks at midnight.  » Read more

Got “Dem” Birds!

Many thanks to longtime guest Sid E. from San Diego, CA who shared this photo from his stay with us two weeks ago.

He titled it “Got ‘Dem’ Birds … Finally!”

What a beautiful shot, Sid, as the sun will soon set on yet another spectacular year at Ocean’s Reach.  We can’t wait to see everyone back with us in 2019!  » Read more


Photo by Steve Grundy

Grab a seat soon, as this place fills up fast!

Named one of the “25 Best Beach Bars” by Men’s Journal, the Mucky Duck is a “don’t miss” part of your island experience while visiting Ocean’s Reach.

They write:

Smack on the sugar white sand of Captiva Island, this British-style bar that opened in the mid-1970s has a neighborhood beach vibe and attracts snowbirds,  » Read more

Another “Early Bird” Bonanza

Who would want to sleep in when you can grab such shelltacular catches like this?

Another early bird came our way to share his treasure trove with us.  Mike C. from Polk City, IA showed off his one-day collection after hitting our Ocean’s Reach beach at 4:00 a.m. during his recent stay.

We’ve heard that the “early bird” gets the worm.  With Mother Nature’s help, it looks like he gets some shellacious souvenirs,  » Read more

A Tropical Winter Wonderland

Photo from Naples Botanical Gardens

There’s not a better place to “Seas the Day” … and the night … than at Ocean’s Reach, especially during the holidays!

Take a jaunt down to the Naples Botanical Gardens and enjoy “Night Lights in the Gardens” every evening through January 3, 2019 from 6 – 9 pm (excluding New Year’s Eve.)

Their “Tropical Winter Wonderland”  » Read more

Silent Night

Photo by Nick Adams

The Christmas Eve Service on Lighthouse Beach is a very special Sanibel tradition.

Since 1979, the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ have invited all to join them at dusk and celebrate the meaning of Christmas amid the setting sun and sound of lapping waves.

Everyone is welcome.  Just bring a beach chair or blanket and enjoy a magical and unforgettable evening with our island community.  » Read more

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