Sanibel Island & Captiva Island
Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, North Captiva Island
Sanibel Island and Captiva Island are both ranked in the Top 10 Beaches for 2013 by the Travel Channel, and selected as one of the 10 Best Places for Second Homes in 2010 by The Wall Street Journal. Sanibel Island was also rated the #6 Best US Island for 2013 by TripAdvisor.
North Captiva Island is a remote private island to the north, and separate from Captiva Island. The island is only accessible by water or air. Water taxis transport visitors to the island, and there is a private airstrip for small planes.
Sanibel Island and Captiva Island are famous for white sandy beaches, quality seashells, wildlife refuges and conservation. They attract tourists from all over the world, and residents wishing to experience nature to its fullest, while enjoying world-class amenities
Preservation of wildlife is a priority on Sanibel Island and Captiva Island. J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge is the largest wildlife refuge on the islands, which provides an important habitat to more than 220 species of birds, and works to enhance the pristine wildlife habitat of Sanibel Island, protect endangered and threatened species, and provide feeding, nesting, and roosting areas for migratory birds.
Museums are also important to the culture on Sanibel Island, which hosts The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, the only museum in the world dedicated entirely to the study of shells, and is home to the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village that receives almost 10,000 visitors a year. Learn More
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