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Treasures at Sea

As these early risers can attest, treasures of the sea await those who rise and shell!

Sanibel is widely acknowledged as the “Shelling Capital of the World.”  Unlike most islands which lie north and south, Sanibel juts out with a unique east-to-west orientation, allowing our shores to “catch” vast varieties of seashells from the Gulf of Mexico.

There’s always a treasure trove awaiting you at Ocean’s Reach,  » Read more

Good Morning, Sanibel!

Greet the early daylight on Sanibel! There’s no better time to pick your own pace walking down the beach. Finish your thoughts or let your mind wander. Plan the day or let it flow.

Inhale the morning wonders of the beach at Ocean’s Reach!  » Read more

Making Baskets

Swish! Swish! Wow! We recently enjoyed watching these guest hoopsters make one perfect shot after another. The Ocean’s Reach basketball court is a popular place throughout the year, and the hoop action displayed from these young men was exceptional!

At Ocean’s Reach, you don’t need to leave your “play” at home. Name your game and chances are that it can be found right outside your condo door. From basketball to tennis and plenty in between,  » Read more

Black-bellied Plover

It’s the largest plover you will find in North America and it loves our beaches! Migrating from as far away as Massachusetts and British Columbia, the Black-bellied Plover is named for its solid black breeding plumage from face to belly.

During our winter months, the plover displays a non-breeding plumage with a lighter colored breast, white belly and black and grey back. It’s quite simply a beautiful shorebird in all seasons!  » Read more

Art on the Beach

Try your skills designing recycled “art” on the beach!

Materials from the sand and surf can be used to create your very own personal installation piece. Enjoy
the hunt, along with the critical acclaim you’re sure to receive from beach passersby!  » Read more

Scenes from Sanibel #13

“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be.
I don’t find myself saying, ‘Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.’
I don’t try to control a sunset.
I watch with awe as it unfolds.”

– Carl R Rogers

Should you have any photos you’d like to share,  » Read more

A Smooth Ride

Enjoy a smooth ride through more than 26 miles of scenic bicycle pathways on your next visit to Sanibel. Whether you’re interested in a pleasant excursion or full-out power pedaling, we’re happy to arrange for a bike that perfectly fits your needs.

In the capable hands of Billy’s Bikes technicians, all Ocean’s Reach rental bikes were recently given a once-over to ensure a smooth and safe ride for our guests.  » Read more

The Gang is Back!

Hail! Hail! The gang’s all here!

It must be May when we welcome back this group of loyal, long term guests who look forward to spending time with each other!

Our gang of eight met several years ago while staying at Ocean’s Reach. Their enjoyment of fishing and friendship culminated in yearly May meet-ups on the beach and on the boat.   » Read more

Treasured Heirlooms

“Our most treasured heirlooms are the memories of our family.”

Many thanks to guest Ellen C. from Fairport, NY who sent these photos of her family’s recent stay at Ocean’s Reach.  

She writes that her parents started coming to Sanibel Island in the late 70s, and that while they’re gone now,  » Read more

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