Scenes from Sanibel #34

We’re so sorry to have missed your “Daily Beach Therapy” for the past few days! 

While we continue to work out a few remaining technical issues on our end, we thought we’d treat you to some treasured “Scenes from Sanibel” posts from over the years – Enjoy!



“The earth has music for those who listen.”  » Read more

Spectacular Sanibel Videos: #3

Photo by Pam Rambo,


As Sanibel Island’s most charming and engaging authority on seashells, Pam Rambo has developed a phenomenal following through her website, where she’s shared hundreds of blogs, videos and shelling stories with hundreds of thousands of shell lovers around the world.

As Pam says, “There’s more to collecting seashells than finding a few beach treasures.  » Read more

Spectacular Sanibel Videos: #2

Photo by Mik Swe


Yesterday we teased you with a 90-second look at J.N. “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge.  Today, if you have a little time, you won’t want to miss this exquisitely shot 14-minute video of the Refuge by Mikael Swe, a wildlife and bird photographer from Sweden, from December 2017.

He captured some truly beautiful footage from two visits on the same day (one early morning,  » Read more

Spectacular Sanibel Videos: #1

Photo from the Sanibel-Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce


There’s nothing more anxiety-relieving than watching a video that so perfectly captures the beauty and serenity of Sanibel Island.

This week, we thought it would be fun to dig into our treasure chest of videos and share some of our favorites with you.  First up, a 2013 video entitled “Ding Darling:  America’s Birding Hotspot”  » Read more

Taste of the Islands … Reimagined!


One of the island events that both residents and guests eagerly look forward to each year is “Taste of the Islands,” the annual fundraiser for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) that has wowed supporters for the past 38 years.

Taste of the Islands is typically held on a Sunday in November featuring a dozen or so restaurants showing off their best culinary creations in a festival-styled setting.  » Read more

Lunch, Anyone?

Photo by Caribbean Castaways


Can you really limit your favorite Sanibel dining locales to just five?  It’s certainly challenging, but we have to agree with the restaurant suggestions these two “Caribbean Castaways” filmed here last year.

“Castaway Crystal” and “RumShopRyan” are travel bloggers who happen to live locally, so they know what they’re talking about when they recommend their “Top 5”  » Read more

Not Like the Old Days

Pre-pandemic photo of “Science On a Sphere”


Remember that dusty old globe of the Earth that used to sit in the corner at school?

The IMAG History & Science Center in Fort Myers has the 21st century upgrade.

Science On a Sphere (SOS) is a room-sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display various earth system scientific data onto a six-foot-diameter sphere,  » Read more

O … M … G!


Have you ever wanted to become more involved in conservation efforts on Sanibel?

Become an OMG (Once-a-Month Giver) and help the J.N. “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge protect habitat for wildlife and educate our next generation of conservation stewards about the importance of nature. Your support is vital and will have a positive and direct impact on the crucial conservation work the Refuge does.

As an OMG,  » Read more

Manatee Madness!

Will Sanibel’s “Manatee Madness” surpass some of these creations?


Next time you head to Ocean’s Reach, don’t be surprised if you pass some fun landlubber manatees along the way!

It’s all part of Manatee Madness, the new fundraiser recently announced by the islands’ Community Housing & Resources (CHR).

Starting in early December, more than a dozen specially designed manatees — each painted or otherwise enhanced by a local artist — will appear in select locations on Sanibel and Captiva to benefit CHR’s mission to provide affordable housing for individuals working and living on the islands.  » Read more

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