Now this is certainly unusual!
Longtime guest Don. P. from Farmington Hills, MI, who found a rare Junonia during his visit here last year, shares this photo along with the story of finding this most unique-looking shell:
I found this shell while at Ocean’s Reach last year, after I had found the Junonia shell. I thought it was covered with something that had attached itself to the shell. » Read more
Many of our friends are “hooked” on fishing! We certainly can’t blame them, as the waters around Sanibel are ideal for casting a line.
Owner Bob. G. shared this photo of a recent fishing excursion in which he caught a nice-sized permit. Now Bob is too modest to mention it, but many anglers regard the permit as one of the most difficult gamefish to catch.
In “The Definitive Guide to Permit Fishing,” » Read more
In case you missed #NationalPlanforVacationDay, don’t worry — We’ve got you covered!
After the brutal temperatures Mother Nature has sent your way this year, there’s no better way to recuperate than basking in loads and loads of sunshine.
This spring, come stay at Ocean’s Reach and enjoy bright blue skies, inviting warm water and perfect 80-degree temperatures. Simply waiting for you to enjoy amid the sun-soaked serenity of Sanibel Island. » Read more
The unmistakable American Oystercatcher. Photo by France Paulsen.
The secretive and hard-to-see Piping Plover. Photo by France Paulsen.
From the Santiva Chronicle:
At one end of the viewing spectrum sits the American Oystercatcher, unmistakable for its beauty and as easy to pick out as a Roseate Spoonbill. At the other end of the spectrum sits the Piping Plover. » Read more
Just in case Santa’s thinking of another mode of transportation, we can direct him to some elves on Captiva Island who love getting into the holiday spirit! » Read more
Look who showed up as leftover turkey on the beaches of Sanibel!
Guest Renee H. from North Grafton, MA, sent us this photo, saying that “I knew there’d be a Sand Turkey somewhere in sight of Ocean’s Reach! Thank for another wonderful Thanksgiving!!”
Thank you, Renee, for the great photo! We look forward to your return visit! » Read more
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly,
but rarely admit the changes it has gone through
to achieve that beauty.”
How wonderful is it to sit on one of our oceanfront benches, with your first cup of coffee, and enjoy a stunning view like this?
Make a reservation for your return trip soon! Call our reservations desk to book a stunning sunrise of your very own! » Read more
In every walk with nature,
you receive more than you seek.
– John Muir
Photo courtesy of ILoveShelling.com » Read more