Seasonal Colors

What a beautiful potpourri of color we recently received from long-time guest Del S., who visits us regularly from Jamesville, IA.

Del writes:

“I have so enjoyed the photos that are posted on the Ocean’s Reach blog. I am attaching a few of the ones I took last year.

Thanks so much and I look forward to taking more later this month when we return to Ocean’s Reach!”  » Read more

Native Holiday Decor

This season, join the SCCF Native Landscapes & Garden Center for a series of workshops highlighting the beauty, diversity, and versatility of our native island plants.

The next class in the series will be Holiday Decorations with Native Plants at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 5 at the Native Landscapes and Garden Center.

In its inaugural year, the workshops are aimed at introducing novice and experienced plant lovers to unique ways of utilizing native plants and providing for our local wildlife.  » Read more

Home Exchange

Home exchanging is a popular concept that allows homeowners to swap homes with other homeowners for their vacation. Recently we noticed our wildlife neighbors were switching their homes located at Ocean’s Reach.

Our osprey enjoys a change of venue from his osprey platform to the woodpecker’s birdhouse! The change of location also includes a new outlook from the perspective of the woodpecker!

We couldn’t resist capturing this phenomena and sharing it with our guests at Ocean’s Reach.  » Read more

Cooking with the Island Stars

cooking with the stars

Everyone will have the opportunity to witness the first preview of the Sanibel Community House in action as local family chefs share their signature recipe, family history during the second annual Cooking with the Island Stars.

“It’s a good way to show off the new features and raise money for the Culinary Education Center of Sanibel to stock the pantry and buy things for the kitchen,”  » Read more

Keeping the Coast Clean


We love that so many of our guests and residents care about our coastline.

Case in point, many teamed up recently with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) and Keep Lee County Beautiful to help with the 30th annual International Coastal Cleanup.

While we don’t have this year’s numbers in yet, more than 2,050 volunteers helped out across Lee County last year. Together, they removed 5,000 pound of litter and debris from our beaches.  » Read more

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