Twilight drops her curtain down,
and pins it with a star.
— Lucy Maud Montgomery
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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
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.
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
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
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
Photo by guest Susan Howell
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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News Alert from Andy!
“The early morning of December 18th was the first time this season I was able to witness a male and female in our Osprey nest.
“May they settle in and start a young family for all to enjoy.”