Island Living

Why I love living and raising my family on Sanibel Island

Summertime Swimming and Boating on Sanibel

Its summertime and you guessed it, the days are long and warm here on the Islands. With more people in the water than on the beach, and more boaters hitting the waterways, it’s important to keep these safety tips in mind.

How To Identify Native Palm Trees on Island

Tall, skinny palm trees with huge green branches may be the typical palm that is always illustrated. However, the islands have a wide variety of palm trees that vary in size and stature.

Independence Day Celebrations on the Islands

Every year, the islands celebrate Independence Day with a patriotic parade down Periwinkle Way. Celebrate America’s Birthday, Island-Style!

How Tides Affect Shelling & Fishing

If you are a serious sheller or fisher, you know that the tides play an important role in choosing the best times to set out on an excursion.

VIDEO: Cycling on Sanibel

The Sanibel Bike Club has produced an excellent video on bicycling on our island. Enjoy this entertaining take on how to safely bike the many miles of paths that cover our island.

History of the Sanibel Lighthouse

The Sanibel Lighthouse is a well recognized symbol of quant Sanibel Island and a historical landmark on the Gulf of Mexico. It is the first lighthouse on Florida’s Gulf Coast that is north of Key West.

Sanibel Beach Weddings – Do’s & Don’ts

Wedding season is here! A number of weddings happen in the spring and summer months throughout the country… but here on Sanibel and Captiva Island, every season is wedding season.

Sanibel Island Summer Camps 2015

As summer draws closer and the school year winds down, we thought it would be helpful to provide a list of some of the Summer Camps happening on Sanibel this year.

Earth Day Trash Talk

Earth Day and protecting our environment is especially important to Sanibel and Captiva as the islands are home to a large number of wildlife and sea creatures.

Biking Safety on Sanibel

Looking out of our office window, we see a bounty of bikers peddling up and down Periwinkle Way every day. Especially during the busy weeks of “peak season,” there seems to be almost as many bikers on the sidewalks as cars on the road!