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Best Bars in Sanibel Island - On and Off The Beach

Best Bars in Sanibel Island


Photo: Lori Sorrentino

Coconuts is perhaps the best of the beach bars in Sanibel Island. Located at Casa Ybel Beach Resort, Coconuts offers poolside service right next to the beach, delicious food and variety of drinks plus in a friendly, casual atmosphere with great bartenders. Coconuts 2255 W Gulf Dr Sanibel Island, FL 33957 (239) 472-3145


Comfort food, fantastic ocean views and one great happy hour make Turtle's, located at the family-friendly Sundial Resort, one of the best bars in Sanibel Island, let alone one of the best beach bars in Sanibel. Classic Tiki bar atmosphere with delicious cocktails. Turtle's Pool & Beach Bar 1451 Middle Gulf Dr Sanibel Island, FL 33957 (239) 472-4151

Traditions on the Beach

Catch the sunset and listen to live music while enjoying a cocktail at the casual Traditions on the Beach, a hidden gem of a beach bar on Sanibel Island.

Traditions on the Beach 3111 W Gulf Dr Sanibel Island, FL 33957 (239) 472-4559

Best Bars in Sanibel Island

Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille

One of the most popular bars in Sanibel Island, Doc Ford's offers fantastic food (we recommend the Bayamo Black Bean Dip), excellent rum and mojitos, and wonderful outdoor seating. If you're looking for the classic Jimmy Buffett-style island feel, drop in on Doc Ford's next time you're in Sanibel Island.

Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille 2500 Island Inn Rd Sanibel Island, FL 33957 (239) 472-8311

George & Wendy's

George & Wendy's offers a laid-back, casual vibe with live music, outdoor seating, a full bar and excellent fast service. Great place to go on the island for live local music or for a nightcap.

George & Wendy's 2499 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island, FL 33957 (239) 395-1263

The Upper Deck Pool Bar

Wednesday & Friday Happy Hour | 5.00 PM – 7.00 PM

The Upper Deck Pool Bar 3345 W Gulf Dr Sanibel Island, FL 33957 (239) 472-1541

Best Beach Bar in Captiva Island The Mucky Duck

Known for it's British grub & English-style old ale, The Mucky Duck is the best beach bar in Captiva Island and recently made the list of the best beach bars in America! A must when visiting Captiva Island.

The Mucky Duck 11546 Andy Rosse Lane Captiva Island, FL 33924 (239) 472-3434


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