Sanibel Island and Captiva Island are two of the islands we like to hang out at when we are visiting Steve’s Mom in North Fort Myers Beach, Florida. They are not very far away and they have not been very crowded when we are there. These photos are from a couple of different times when we went there in September, 2015 and 2016.
We go to Sanibel and Captiva for the beaches. Although there are many other things to do in the area, this seems to be our destination. The further out we seem to go, the less people and less organized the beaches seem. Captiva Island is further out from land and I think seems more remote. That is what we like! This area has about 15 miles of beach shore and also about 25 miles of bike paths. We have not rode bikes here, but it is on our list one of these times! For more information on things to do in this area, you can click on the following link for the Sanibel and Captiva Island Chamber of Commerce.
Both Sanibel Island and Captiva Island in Florida are famous for their shelling. It seems you can’t walk along the shore line without finding sea shells! If you get there early, or after a storm, you are really in for a treat!
Dolphin sitings are also popular along the shore line. They are not shy and come up close to you. The first time I was here with Steve in 2015, I was minding my own business, playing in the water, while Steve took photos. He was pointing and I turned to look and there was a dolphin quite close to me! Well, not being familiar with beach life, I thought it was a shark and for a brief moment started to completely freak out then I heard Steve yelling from shore that it was a dolphin!! I was ok with it then, but didn’t get any closer, just in case. Now I know better and have come to enjoy the dolphins.
Not the best photos but you can see how close the dolphin was to me!!
What we enjoy most about this area is just relaxing and spending time together! It is a great place to go and get away from the crowds. The drive over there is nice as well. If you are in the Fort Myers, Florida area, Sanibel and Captiva Islands are a good option to visit.
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Lovers Key Beach Sept 2015