Island Life

Why I Love Living on Sanibel

Susan’s Guide to Sanibel Golf Courses

Southwest Florida has a number of championship golf courses, but did you know there are four Captiva and Sanibel Golf Courses right here on our islands?

Sanibel Beaches Aren’t For Everybody

I love the beach, but I’m not a sun-worshipper, nor a beach voyeur. Sometimes Susan and I go to the shore to stroll along the border between earth and sea. Other times we bring chairs, sun umbrella, and a chilled bottle of sauvignon blanc to kick back and unwind. Sanibel’s 15 miles of beaches offer […]

How Dense Are We on Sanibel?

Many of you know that over 60% of Sanibel is pristine conservation land and that no high-rise condos are allowed on our island. These protections keep us surrounded by natural beauty and forever preserve Sanibel’s ‘small town’ character. They have also limited our population density to a mere 182 people per square mile. But do […]

Wow! That’s a Catch

Check out this video of fishing along the Sanibel Causeway Bridge. These guys catch a Goliath Grouper they estimate to be around 300lbs. These incredible fish can grow to 800lbs! Now a protected species, these fish can be found in the waters off Sanibel and Captiva.