What a Haul!

Well, you can’t find all this in Minnesota!

One of our owners’ sons, Tim S., couldn’t believe his good luck during his recent holiday visit. He said he found seven — yes, seven! — huge Horse Conchs this time around, in addition to a table-sized collection of more beautiful shells.

Wonder if he bought a new suitcase to take them all home?  » Read more

Sanibel Ranks High as “Friendliest City”!


Thanks to our friends at “Gulfshore Life” for the following:

Must be something about island life that makes people friendlier.

Sanibel Island was named the fifth-friendliest city in the nation (the term “city” used loosely here, of course). Expedia compiled their friendly city list based on ratings data from its users about quality of service in local hotels and an overall congenial stay in the areas.  » Read more

The Beauty of the Season


Need another reason to visit us in December?  How about a sunset stroll past Captiva’s “Chapel by the Sea,” bathed in holiday lights and a perfect example of the beauty of the season on our islands.

Captiva Island’s charming Chapel by the Sea — once a schoolhouse — holds services yearly from the second week in November through the end of April.

This year,  » Read more

Stop-and-Shop Makeover

From its small origins as a fruit and vegetable stand 50 years ago, Huxter’s Market & Deli has grown into a favorite stop-and-shop locale on the island for guests and residents alike.

They recently unveiled a comprehensive makeover, both indoors and out.  Next time you drive by, be sure to stop in!

P.S.  Don’t worry — Huxter’s has kept its famous fried chicken!

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Give a Hoot


   Photo by William Fischer

Make plans now to attend the 5th annual fundraiser for the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) on Tuesday, February 8 at The Community House on Sanibel Island.

Go Wild For “Ding” – Give A Hoot continues a series of bird-themed events to benefit birds, wildlife, conservation and education efforts at the refuge.

“For this year’s theme,  » Read more

Wishing You a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

 “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” 
— Albert Schweitzer

On behalf of all of us at Ocean’s Reach,
we’re so thankful for the many guests who have lighted the flame within us,
and we want to wish you a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving!  » Read more

It’s a Kids’ Fishing Derby!


derby-2jpgKids learn about fishing skills and ethics and win prizes at the free derby.

Have kids?  Go fish!

Kids who are able to hold their own fishing pole may participate in the free fifth annual “Ding” Darling Kids Fishing Derby to be held on the south side of Sanibel Causeway Islands Park (Island A, closest to the mainland) on Saturday, Nov.  » Read more

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