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Best of the Gulfshore

Mead Johnson, third-generation owner of Bailey’s General Store


A Sanibel Island favorite, the bakery at Bailey’s General Store has been voted by Gulfshore Life Magazine readers as the Lee County “Best of the Gulfshore” 2021. The store was also a finalist in the coffee shop and wine store categories.

The bakery items at Bailey’s are made from scratch daily with the heavenly scent of fresh bread and other treats greeting shoppers as they enter the store. The bakery has been recognized in the past as being the best on Sanibel Island by the Island Reporter and Sanibel-Captiva Islander.

Conducted annually, the “Best of the Gulfshore” winners are voted on by readers of Gulfshore Life Magazine and are meant to highlight locally owned and operated businesses like Bailey’s General Store, which was founded in 1899 by Frank P. Bailey and then known as the Sanibel Packing Company.

Over the years, Bailey’s has become a one-stop shop for high-quality grocery, hardware, and gift needs.  Bailey’s is open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and offers delivery service for your next vacation to Ocean’s Reach.  Learn more at

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