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Artfest was a Blast!

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 Dina’s daughter, Deanna, was invited to participate in the Chalk Art Extravaganza at Artfest this year!

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It was a family affair when Deanna’s cousins came to town to surprise her!

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Voila — an impressionistic Alice-in-Wonderland inspired masterpiece!  What fun! 

Mother Nature provided postcard-perfect weather for this year’s Artfest in downtown Fort Myers.  » Read more

Happy to See You Again!

regular snowbirds

Ocean’s Reach snowbirds enjoy our spectacular views, beachfront location, warm weather, well-appointed interiors and each other!

We’re delighted to welcome the “same old bunch” every January and February, whose reunion is widespread among Ocean’s Reach guests, staff and owners. Throughout the year, many stay in touch with a card, email or phone call while making plans to reunite the following winter.

We’re happy to provide the perfect backdrop for not only a warm and relaxing vacation,  » Read more

Before the Flood

Before the Flood

National Geographic’s Before the Flood, starring producer and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio, continues the fifth annual “Ding” Darling Wednesday Film Series on Feb. 15, at 1 p.m. in the “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center auditorium.

Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and a society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.  » Read more

Come Meet Tim Dorsey

Tim Dorsey - author

Calling all Tim Dorsey fans! The author, who has gained a tremendous following with zany satires about life in Florida, is out with his 20th book, “Clownfish Blues.” His newest release once again features his character Serge, who Dorsey explains as charming, nuts and hyper about visiting places all over Florida with his dim-witted side-kick.

He will be stopping by Sanibel for a book signing on Monday,  » Read more

Online Buddies

It takes all sorts of friends to keep Ocean’s Reach running smoothly. Andy and Dina recently joined a team of industry colleagues for dinner and insightful conversation, hosted by representatives from, a leader in online travel services.

Guests can book their next stay at Ocean’s Reach through or directly through our website. Better yet, give us a call at 1-800-336-6722 and we’d love to speak with you in person.  » Read more

A Near Washout in the Late ’70s

Ocean's Reach pool 1Erosion of pool area caused by high tides.

Ocean's Reach pool 2Southeast corner of pool.

Ocean's Reach pool 3Beach and pool before washout.

Ocean's Reach pool todayThe pool at Ocean’s Reach today.

What a fun find! Thanks very much to long-time owner Doug Armantrout who sent us these photos of a near washout of the Ocean’s Reach pool in the late 1970s.  » Read more

Scenes from Sanibel #1

Sharon Peace - Scenes from Sanibel

Starting today, we’d like to feature some of our best guest photography in a new series we’re calling “Scenes from Sanibel.”

We find that our guests are simply the best when it comes to capturing the amazing beauty and unique charm of our island.

Should you have any photos you’d like to share, please email them to

We’d love to show them off and give our blog readers a little taste of Sanibel!  » Read more

Let’s Go Fly a Kite!

Kite flying on Sanibel

Wishing You a Very Happy Kite Flying Day!

With tuppence for paper and strings
You can have your own set of wings
With your feet on the ground, you’re a bird in flight
With your fist holding tight
To the string of your kite

Oh, let’s go fly a kite
Up to the highest height
Let’s go fly a kite and send it soaring
Up through the atmosphere
Up where the air is clear
Oh,  » Read more

An Update on Clyde Butcher

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Great article from our friends at the Island Reporter! Written by Ashley Goodman.

Acclaimed photographer Clyde Butcher, who is widely known for his black and white prints of Florida’s vast landscape, spent a week at the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation’s Wilmeth Cottage for Visiting Scientists and Scholars, with his wife Niki, taking photos and scouting out new locations for when he returns again to Sanibel in the fall.  » Read more

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