The Best Shelling Beaches in the World!

Sanibel Island & Captiva Island provide the perfect vacation spot… 15 Miles of Beaches, 25 Miles of Bike Paths, 50 Kinds of Fish, 230 Kinds of Birds, 250 Kinds of Shells & 0 Traffic Lights.

Sanibel is one of the unique barrier islands of the world, having an east-west orientation when most islands are north-south. Hence, the island is gifted with great sandy beaches and an abundance of shells, winning awards for being the best shelling beach and one of the best beaches in Florida. USAToday has ranked shelling on Sanibel Island is ranked 7th for Best Florida Attractions and Sanibel Island as One of the Ten Top Places to Escape the Snow.

There are a few rules that keep our beaches pristine. Pets on Sanibel Island must be leashed, and should be cleaned up after. Captiva beaches do not allow pets.* Alcoholic beverages are prohibited November through May. No open fires and no collecting of live shells please.

Basic restrooms are located at all public beach accesses. Some have picnic tables and showers, all have free handicap parking. Parking at Sanibel Island public beaches costs $4.00 an hour, and Captiva Island public beaches costs $4.00 an hour, Cash and credit cards are accepted. Paid parking tickets are not interchangeable between Sanibel and Captiva.

The beaches are a great place to relax by enjoying shelling, fishing or bird watching. The beach can also be a romantic place to hold your wedding or another special event with a beautiful landscape.

Welcome to Beautiful Sanibel Island!

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Sandalfoot Condominium Front Desk
1.800.725.2250 toll free.
Ask for Units 4A1, 4B3 or 2A3.
Located at:
671 East Gulf Drive
Sanibel Island, FL 33957

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