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A Colorful “Fourth” at Ocean’s Reach

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It was yet another colorful “Fourth of July” here at Ocean’s Reach!

From colorful umbrellas lining our beautiful shoreline … to colorful personalities from some of our favorite guests of the year … it was a fun, relaxing summer holiday for all!

Guests flocked to the beach after enjoying the island’s traditional Independence Day parade, road rally, picnics, and other family-oriented events.  » Read more

Water Quality Update

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Recent national news reports have implied that Sanibel beaches are experiencing the same type of “guacamole” green algae conditions that are overwhelming some beach areas on Florida’s East Coast.

While our hearts — and frustration levels — go out to our east coast brethren, we wanted to assure you that the waters off the coast of Ocean’s Reach have been declared safe for swimming by the Florida Department of Health.  » Read more

A Stretch of Solitude

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There’s a private stretch of sand not far away, with nary a soul in sight and where you can sometimes have the shoreline all to yourself.

Savor nature’s grandeur and embrace the solitude from the western pathways of Bowman’s Beach.  » Read more

Dunes Golf Course Renovation Update

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The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club
2016 Greens and Bunker Renovation

Renovation Update:

The 2016 Greens and Bunker renovation is in full swing. All nine greens on the front have been cleared of grass! Here are a few photos to keep everyone in the loop:

Dunes green #4Stripping the original putting surface from #4 Green.

Dunes renovationClose up of the action.  » Read more

Morning Groove

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There are many different ways to start your day, such as reading this blog from wherever you are!

Several Ocean’s Reach guests rise and shine with a beach trek to welcome the morning sun. Others luxuriate inside a comfortable sunlit condo, espresso cup cuddled in hand sans morning alarm.

For these new arrivals, getting a good morning groove includes meditation and yoga in The Grove.

Wherever you are at Ocean’s Reach–on the beach,  » Read more

A Decorator’s Touch

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Gee, can you tell who’s been to Sanibel?

Longtime Ocean’s Reach guest, Sheila H., from Mountville, PA, treats her houseguests to many of her “treasures from the sea” throughout her home.

Inspired to do likewise? Here are some ideas on how you, too, can add creative decorating touches to your home from the experts at Southern Living magazine,  » Read more

On Your Mark … Get Set … READ!

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If your child loves to read (and even if they don’t), the Sanibel Public Library will be a surefire hit for them this summer!

Our library will be hosting their very popular Summer Reading Program once again this year, featuring storytellers, magicians, musicians, and more. Special guests for the elementary-aged crowd will include a reptile expert and several players from the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team.

Teens will be able to enjoy book dominoes,  » Read more

Summer at BIG ARTS!

Summer Arts Camp

If you’re visiting Sanibel this summer, be sure to check out the assortment of Summer Arts Camp programs offered at BIG ARTS, the place for “all things art” on the island!

For kids in Grades 1 – 5, each themed week includes non-stop fun with crafts, music, games and more!

Week 1 – June 20-24: There’s No Place Like Camp!
Week 2 –  » Read more

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