Kids who are able to hold their own fishing pole are invited to participate in the free Fifth Annual “Ding” Darling Kids Fishing Derby to be held at the Sanibel Causeway Islands Park (Island A, closest to Sanibel) on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on the causeway. Kids ages 15 and younger start fishing at 9 a.m. and finish at 11 a.m. » Read more
Late summer on Sanibel is a perfect time to see the beautiful colors prevalent in the beach dunes and grasses.
Pictured are the robust pink railroad vines and yellow beach dune daisies located on the beach at Ocean’s Reach. Both are fast growers, so pull up a beach chair and watch them grow! » Read more
Bring the kids — or grandkids — to our award-winning Sanibel Public Library next time you visit!
Not only will they find hundreds of new books for children and teens, but some delightful new programs, as well:
- Family Storytime is offered on Wednesdays at both 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. This all-ages program helps develop pre-reading skills through songs,
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We can imagine what this guest is thinking: “If only the sun could come out today, my day would be just beachy”.
This dramatic image was captured last week during the effects of Tropical Depression #9. Fortunately our guests were mesmerized by watching the storm from the beach, yet still wishing the clouds away. The breezy, balmy, on-again-off-again showery weather provided prime shelling discoveries for bounty hunters, romantic beach strolls through deep sandy puddles and coveted “alone time” while nature unfurled its drama on the high seas. » Read more
Birding tours and Family Fun Day are highlights of “Ding” Darling Days.
Save the date for 27th annual “Ding” Darling Days
Mark your calendars for this year’s “Ding” Darling Days birding and eco-festival at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, Florida, the week of Oct. 16-22, 2016.
Family Fun Day kicks off the week with free activities on Sunday, » Read more
Enjoy the photographic “behind the scenes” tour of the expansive and beautiful new Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille, compliments of Andy. Hard hats are off and workers are putting on the finishing touches of what will be one of Sanibel’s most popular gathering spots. » Read more
Ahoy Mateys! Set your compass for three days of swashbuckling fun as the 11th Annual Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival returns to the historic seaport district of Old San Carlos on nearby Estero Island for non-stop adventure from October 7 – 9, 2016.
Named “The #2 Pirate Festival in the Country” by USA Today, this family-friendly event attracts thousands of people that come to enjoy the pirate bazaar, » Read more
“If you don’t look back at your car after you park it, you own the wrong car.” — Anonymous
From classic to cool, downtown streets in Fort Myers are lined with the sight of these show cars on the fourth Saturday of every month from 4-8 pm.
Music, food, drinks, and more! Free to the public with many venues featuring additional specials. » Read more
“OVO is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. The insects’ home is a world of biodiversity and beauty filled with noisy action and moments of quiet emotion.
When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. » Read more
It’s always a fun day around here, but never more so than when we have an Ocean’s Reach birthday to celebrate!
Recently, Andy was surprised with a “birthday tub” full of two of his favorites: blueberry muffins and chocolates!
We took it easy on the number of candles, but that doesn’t mean our wishes for a wonderful year were any less.
Happy Birthday, Andy, » Read more