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Shine On, Sanibel!


Last week, five months to the day after Hurricane Ian nearly toppled the world-famous Sanibel Lighthouse, residents gathered at 6 a.m. to see our beloved beacon shine once again.

After 154 days, the heartbeat of Sanibel has been restored.

Sanibel Mayor Holly Smith called the relit lighthouse a “beacon of hope” and a symbol of our community’s resilience.

“It’s our next chapter.   » Read more

Favorite Memories: #1


The greatest things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been, and the memories we’ve made along the way!

Thanks to all of you who have sent in favorite memories of Ocean’s Reach.  We think the best thing about memories is making them, and we can’t wait until we’re able to welcome you back to our tropical paradise so that you can make many more!  » Read more

Signs of Normalcy

Our osprey couple are back — Our first return guests!

The Sanibel Farmers Market is back and already drawing a crowd!


A return to normalcy.  Slowly, but surely.

Gradually, Sanibel is recovering from the catastrophic destruction the island experienced when Hurricane Ian hit almost four months ago.

At Ocean’s Reach,  » Read more

A Colorful Holiday Season

Andy and the entire crew at Ocean’s Reach wish you a wonderful holiday season!


The colors of the season are everywhere on the mainland.

Throughout Southwest Florida, one can see the splendor of the holidays unfolding with twinkling lights, brightly colored ornaments, festive decorations and vibrant light displays.

On Sanibel Island, there is one color in particular that is bringing us joy this holiday season.  » Read more

One Month Later

Amazingly, our sign survived Hurricane Ian — It’s indeed a “sign” of our resilience!

Yes, that’s an actual tree that flew into this unit — Roots and all!

Starting to clean up …

… And there’s an awful lot to clean up!

It’s crazy what survived the storm (… and I don’t mean just us ladies!)

Ocean’s Reach is cleaning up nicely …

… Very nicely indeed!  » Read more

Before and After


I have very poor internet and cell service where I am, but I wanted to try to send on another post-Hurricane Ian update for Ocean’s Reach.

We have accounted for all of our staff and everyone is safe.  Two colleagues who have remained on Sanibel will be evacuated today.

They will be leaving an island that is basically unrecognizable.

There are no words.   » Read more

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