“Birding Without Borders”

Self-proclaimed “bird nerd” Noah Stryckerset a worldwide Big Year record in 2015. His book about the experience, Birding Without Borders: An Obsession, A Quest, and the Biggest Year in the World, was released in late 2017.

Strycker starts out the 2018 “Ding” Darling Friday Lecture Series on Friday, Jan. 19. He will be presenting three free programs at 10 a.m.,  » Read more

It’s All About Your Health

To kick off the new year, the Sanibel Health Club will hold its 5th annual Community Fitness & Health Fair Saturday, Jan. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will feature free demos, fitness evaluations, samples, refreshments and a silent auction.

All proceeds from the silent auction will go towards The Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller Fund which provides camping experiences for special needs adults in Southwest Florida.  » Read more

What a Special Surprise

We’ve been anxiously waiting to post this, but as a surprise gift for the holidays was involved, we didn’t want to spill the beans!

We hope it’s safe now to share one of our favorite emails ever from guest Nola H. from St. Louis, MO.


My family has been coming to ocean’s reach for the past 6 years. It is a very special place to our family.  » Read more

Scrumptious New Brunch Options

One of our guests’ favorite waterview restaurants is the Thistle Lodge at Casa Ybel Resort — just “next door” from Ocean’s Reach via a short beach walk.

Earlier this month, the restaurant introduced new brunch options that are sure to please.

On Sundays, in addition to their usual offerings, the restaurant has incorporated five different themed brunch items that will be rotated on a weekly basis.  » Read more

Today’s Forecast

Photos taken this weekend at Ocean’s Reach!


We continue to shiver just hearing about the drastic weather conditions our friends “up north” have been dealing with lately. We want to let you know that our hearts are with you as you start to warm up and dig out from what Mother Nature left behind.  » Read more

One of the Best Libraries in the Country

The Sanibel Public Library has earned a national “Star Library” award, marking the fourth time that it has been recognized as one of the best libraries in the country by the Library Journal.

“It’s a testament of support from the community and board who encourages us to do innovative things people are interested in,” Sanibel Public Library Executive Director Margaret Mohundro said. “We are really proud of it.  » Read more

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