Photo by Steve Grundy
Grab a seat soon, as this place fills up fast!
Named one of the “25 Best Beach Bars” by Men’s Journal, the Mucky Duck is a “don’t miss” part of your island experience while visiting Ocean’s Reach.
Smack on the sugar white sand of Captiva Island, this British-style bar that opened in the mid-1970s has a neighborhood beach vibe and attracts snowbirds, » Read more
Who would want to sleep in when you can grab such shelltacular catches like this?
Another early bird came our way to share his treasure trove with us. Mike C. from Polk City, IA showed off his one-day collection after hitting our Ocean’s Reach beach at 4:00 a.m. during his recent stay.
We’ve heard that the “early bird” gets the worm. With Mother Nature’s help, it looks like he gets some shellacious souvenirs, » Read more
Photo from Naples Botanical Gardens
There’s not a better place to “Seas the Day” … and the night … than at Ocean’s Reach, especially during the holidays!
Take a jaunt down to the Naples Botanical Gardens and enjoy “Night Lights in the Gardens” every evening through January 3, 2019 from 6 – 9 pm (excluding New Year’s Eve.)
Their “Tropical Winter Wonderland” » Read more
Photo by guest Susan Howell
From all of us at Ocean’s Reach,
we wish you the warmth, joy and peace of the season.
The 12 Days of an Ocean’s Reach Christmas
On the 1st day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
A walk along my favorite beach!
On the 2nd day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
2 shells from Andy
On the 3rd day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
3 island bike rides
On the 4th day of Christmas, » Read more
Photo by Nick Adams
The Christmas Eve Service on Lighthouse Beach is a very special Sanibel tradition.
Since 1979, the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ have invited all to join them at dusk and celebrate the meaning of Christmas amid the setting sun and sound of lapping waves.
Everyone is welcome. Just bring a beach chair or blanket and enjoy a magical and unforgettable evening with our island community. » Read more
For more from our favorite Sanibel cartoonist, click here! » Read more
The wind says “Hush,”
Sandcastles get moats,
And all is at peace.
Should you have any photos you’d like to share, » Read more
News Alert from Andy!
“The early morning of December 18th was the first time this season I was able to witness a male and female in our Osprey nest.
“May they settle in and start a young family for all to enjoy.”
We agree! For more information on the nesting season of Florida Ospreys, check out this great overview from Nature’s Academy! » Read more
We’ve heard that the Early Bird gets the worm, but a darn-close-to-a-Christmas-miracle collection of shells like this? Simply amazing!
Longtime guest Julie P. from Troy, OH recently hit our Ocean’s Reach beach at 4:00 a.m. and came up with the most spectacular catch we’ve seen in quite some time!
Our mouths dropped when Julie came in to show us her haul of not one, » Read more