Sanibel Beachfront Homes
Owning a beachfront home on Sanibel Island is the dream of many, but unfortunately only obtainable by a few. There are only a limited number of Sanibel ocean front homes for sale. Owning one of the most desirable Gulf Coast properties allows you to enjoy some of the most pristine and private beaches in Florida.
Many Sanibel ocean front homes are located along beaches without condos and far from public beach accesses. Most beachfront homes on Sanibel set back far from the shore so all can enjoy panoramic natural views without obstruction. Strolling the beaches along these neighborhoods provides solitude and peace that cannot be replicated on any other beach in Florida.
If you're ready to make your island dreams come true, find beachfront homes for sale in Sanibel Island, Florida. We have several different listings you can browse to find the perfect match for your lifestyle and preferences. Check our listings below and learn more about the communities within Sanibel Island.
We stay on top of our home listings to make sure you have access to all beachfront property for sale on Sanibel Island, Florida. Filter through the available listings by price, bedrooms, the number of bathrooms and more.
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Beach Erosion and Sanibel Ocean Front Homes for Sale
Beach erosion is an issue to consider when buying an oceanfront home. Make sure you understand the conditions of the shoreline and any erosion mitigation plans before you make your purchase.
Fortunately, most Sanibel ocean front homes are not affected by long term erosion. In fact, the beaches along the East end of the island are growing. This may be partially due to the unique geography of Sanibel. Unlike other Florida barrier islands, Sanibel is oriented East-West, not North-South. Captiva Island is aligned North-South and beachfront homes on Captiva have experienced erosion.
If you're considering purchasing a house on Sanibel Island, you can find a beach home without too much concern around long-term beach erosion. Sanibel is a great area to settle down. Browse beachfront homes for sale in Sanibel, and our team will walk you through the whole process.
Sanibel Beachfront Home Communities
Single family homes are spread along the gulf coast of Sanibel; however the majority are on the West end of Sanibel Island. On a 12-mile long island, browsing by community lets you better understand the area than searching individual homes. We cover the main communities so you can choose the location that suits your lifestyle best.
There are many different communities to choose from. You can be as close to your fellow residents as you decide.
East End Beachfront Homes
On the East end beaches, most of the coastline is developed as low-rise condos with a few homes mixed in. Homes here enjoy easier access to the causeway and shopping - both on and off island. Because of the number of condominiums, many of which cater to vacation rentals, the beaches here tend to have more people relative to West-end beaches.
If you want to be in a more traditional neighborhood, East End is an excellent option with plenty of activities to enjoy. The east end is a residential area where you can enjoy a peaceful stay. You can get easy access to the gulf on the north or south side or Periwinkle way, and visit the few commercial shops along the main drag.
West Gulf Drive Beachfront Homes
Many Estate oceanfront homes are located along West Gulf Drive on Sanibel Island. These homes have large lots and are set back from the street. These homes are relatively close to island shopping and are far from public beaches. Fewer condos are built along the shore and the beaches are sparsely populated. West Gulf Drive is an ideal mixture of privacy and community.
West End Beachfront Communities
Several communities off Sanibel-Captiva Road (SanCap Road to locals) are built along the coast. These communities provide both a quiet and private neighborhood and access to some of the most beautiful and serene beaches in Florida. Homes are built back from the shoreline and the view from these Sanibel ocean front homes is nothing short of spectacular.
The only downside is the distance from the causeway can make off-island shopping trips quite the chore. If you plan to spend most of your time on the island or want a peaceful area away from others, the West End might be the perfect fit.