Just in time for our National Seashell Day shellebration on June 20, Smithsonian Magazine has named The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel one of the top five beaches in the U.S. for beachcombing.
The article says: “If there’s one spot in the country that’s known as a paradise for seashell enthusiasts, it’s The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel Island. Thanks to the Gulf of Mexico’s consistent currents, » Read more
Some European grocery stores charge their customers for using bags, but on Sanibel, Bailey’s is trying to do the opposite by PAYING your favorite nonprofits when you utilize your reusable bags at their stores.
The ownership team at Bailey’s sees the importance of protecting our local natural resources and want to encourage environmentally-friendly behaviors through their new Bring Your Own Bag Incentive Program. For every bag that you bring in and use (yes, » Read more
Sea turtle season has arrived on Sanibel and the nests are being taped off up and down our beach in preparation for hatchling “special deliveries”!
On your daily beach walk, you’ll see these staked and screened “do not disturb” zones set up to ensure the safety of the nests from predators and human interference. Once the baby loggerhead turtles have hatched, it’s our goal to have them make their way safely to the Gulf of Mexico. » Read more
Joyful, free and footloose. That’s how these Sanibel guests feel when their toes touch the sand and dip into the lapping waters on our beach. Can you relate?
Make new beach memories and commemorate “your best self” with a selfie on the beach.
Come on down this summer, as we’d love to see you — and your selfies — at Ocean’s Reach! » Read more
Our coast is wide open and waiting for you!
Have some fun with a summer getaway on the beach at Ocean’s Reach. Run, walk, build a sandcastle or just relax and float in the water.
Whether it’s a full–week vacation or a short mid-week break from your regular routine, the beach is awaiting and the coast is clear! » Read more
Head to Ocean’s Reach, put on your bathing suit and within minutes you’ll be at the beach settling into your complimentary beach chairs.
We’ll always reserve a top-notch “front row” seat for you when you stay with us. What are you waiting for? Give us a call at 800-366-6722 to book your beachside getaway today!
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The Sanibel Community House — beloved gathering spot for islanders and home to the Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner, outdoor juried art shows, community potluck dinners and much more — will be undergoing a construction facelift this summer. After eight years of planning, the project just broke ground this month and all is a “go” for completion late fall.
Members of the community are looking forward to a major interior expansion and flexible floor plan along with updated kitchen facilities, » Read more
Grace, one of our wonderful longtime guests from Indianapolis, shows off a rare alphabet cone she found during her spring visit this year.
Please keep ’em coming — We always love seeing your photos! » Read more
With seemingly boundless energy, Lisa — our Guest Services gal extraordinaire — takes her dogs for a sunrise walk every morning to their neighborhood beach access off Bailey Road.
Rambunctious as they are, every now and then, even they can’t keep up with Lisa!
Here, Piper (left) and Rory (right) are pictured taking a well-deserved break. Looks like all they need now is a cold drink and a good book! » Read more
Our upcoming National Seashell Day is gaining momentum!
“Good Morning America” is now scheduled to join the list of planned events for National Seashell Day, designed to help put our amazing shelling community even more in the spotlight.
Scheduled for the first day of summer on Monday, June 20, National Seashell Day will kick off with “Good Morning America,” as weather forecasts will be filmed remotely from Sanibel by ABC Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee throughout the morning. » Read more