Thinking about going to Sanibel Island? How to get to Sanibel Island?
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How To Get To Sanibel Island
Flying to Sanibel Island
The closest airport to get to Sanibel Island is Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers. From there, expect 45 minutes by car to the island. Leaving the mainland you'll cross the scenic 3-mile Sanibel Causeway Bridge and
arrive on the island. Periwinkle Way, Sanibel's main road, has no stoplights and a maximum speed limit of 35 MPH.
Rental cars, taxi and shuttle from Fort Myers airport to Sanibel Island are available.
From Fort Myers Beach
Take 865/San Carlos Blvd North to Summerlin Rd West. Continue onto McGregor Blvd and the Sanibel Causeway. Access the island via the Sanibel Causeway Road. Toll required.
By Boat Sanibel Marina, on North Yachtsman Drive, has 65 boat slips as well as a waterfront restaurant, boat rentals, charters and sightseeing guides. Travel from Cape Coral to Sanibel Island by boat through Paradise Boat Rentals.
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Things To Do On Sanibel Island
Shelling, beaches, breweries and more.
World-renowned shelling, restaurants and 15+ miles of beaches make Sanibel Island a must see when visiting SWFL. The island's top attractions are the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and the Historic Sanibel Lighthouse.
On Sundays a visit to the Sanibel Island Farmers Market is a must. *October through May only
Sanibel Island Off The Beaten Path
Sanibel Island is known for shelling and beaches. However, Sanibel Island also has plenty off the beaten path things to do as well.
Things To Do On Captiva Island
Captiva Island – just 15 minutes north of Sanibel Island – is well worth a quick day trip. While on Captiva, grab lunch at The Mucky Duck, a fantastic neighborhood pub located along the shores of the Gulf. And if you're feeling really adventurous rent a Flyboard at YOLO Watersports on Andy Rosse Lane.
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