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One of the World’s Best Beaches

Photo from ourwetlandsfla.com

Bowman’s Beach on Sanibel recently ranked in a top 50 list of the world’s best beaches.

Flight Network, a Canadian-owned online travel agency in Canada, compiled “The World’s Best Beaches for 2018,” which highlighted the best beaches on the planet. According to the website, it conferred with over 1,200 journalists, editors, bloggers and agencies to create the list.

On the World’s Top 50 Beaches list,  » Read more

Off the Beaten Path

On your next visit to Ocean’s Reach, be sure to head off the beaten path and enjoy the Pond Apple Park Trail, a hidden gem popular with both birds and bird watchers.

Walk or bicycle your way through wetlands, open grasslands and elevated boardwalks for the best views of beautiful cormorants, herons and wood storks, or a graceful great egret as photographed above by longtime guest Bill C.  » Read more

The Spectacle of a Sunrise

Sunrise at Ocean’s Reach; photo submitted by Jack and Robin Graham


“Sunrise offered a very beautiful spectacle; the water was quite unruffled, but the motion communicated by the tides was so great that, although there was not a breath of air stirring, the sea heaved slowly with a grand and majestic motion.”


– George Grey

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Bringing the Bayou to the Beach

Recent excerpt from the Island Reporter; article by Tiffany Repecki.

Mud Bugs Cajun Kitchen has opened to the public at 1473 Periwinkle Way, the site of the former Chip’s Sanibel Steakhouse. The 4,550 square-foot restaurant seats up to 150 people and includes 18 outdoor bonus seats.

Serving up lunch and dinner, the bayou style menu features raw and chargilled oysters, along with a variety of starters like crispy gator tail,  » Read more

Sail Away

Get ready to see the world under sail!

Now celebrating their 55th year, Offshore Sailing School provides safe, exciting sailing lessons and powerboat training.  Their instructors are caring sailors and mariners with extensive sailing and teaching experience, and their mission is to give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to thoroughly enjoy the sailing lifestyle.

If you haven’t yet taken a course with Offshore Sailing School,  » Read more

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