A Baby Swan!


Many of our guests have already discovered Periwinkle Park, a combination campground and aviary considered one of the hidden gems on our island.

Periwinkle Park — a delightful bike ride away from Ocean’s Reach — has been part of the Sanibel community since 1964.

Recently, a black-necked swan at the aviary lost her clutch of eggs as none proved viable.   » Read more

Swamp Buggies!


Known for many years as Babcock Wilderness Adventures, today’s Babcock Ranch Eco Tours is still one of Florida’s most unusual nature attractions, taking place on a 92,000-acre working ranch in the heart of Old Florida.

Here, adventure-seeking visitors can enjoy the uniqueness of a Swamp Buggy Tour in a specially built shaded buggy that carries them safely through four different Florida ecosystems:  native piney flatwoods,  » Read more

Allen’s Avifauna

Little Blue Heron

Morning Snack

Lunch Time

Tri-colored Heron

Yellow-crowned Night Heron


Longtime guest Allen S. from Cordova, TN has frequently shared some of his amazing photography with us, and we’re always blown away by the incredible diversity of life he captures on Sanibel.  » Read more

Oops We’re A Troupe


Improv comedy comes to the Alliance for the Arts as “Oops We’re A Troupe” takes center stage!

All are invited for a fast paced, family friendly evening of fun in the style of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” on Friday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m.  Expect big laughs and lots of audience participation!

The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Blvd.  » Read more

Happy 50th!


We’re thrilled that longtime guests Faye and Andy F. from Jupiter, FL chose to celebrate their 50th Anniversary with us this week!

The two lovebirds met in Sunday School when they were both 12 years old and have become a cherished part of the Ocean’s Reach family over the years.

Pictured above:  A special dinner two nights ago with best friend Penny, “our”  » Read more

Throwback Thursday

Courtesy of State Library and Archives of Florida


Throwback Thursday:  A family enjoys a picnic on beautiful Cayo Costa … circa 1968!

And it’s still a favorite jaunt for our guests today.  This exquisite barrier island — considered to be the most infrequently-visited state park in the country, as it’s only accessible by boat — is one of the best shelling beaches in the world.   » Read more

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