Sanibel is known as the seashell capital of the world. It is located in southwest Lee county, just offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
Originally part of the neighboring CaptivaIsland, it is now seperated by a channel called BlindPass. BlindPass was originally created by a hurricane's storm surge and through the years was eventually filled in. A dredging project in 2009 seperated Captiva and Sanibel once again. Captiva and Sanibel are barrierIslands and the only automobile access to Captiva is via the Sanibel Causeway.
Enjoy 15 miles of unspoiled beaches, 22 miles of bike paths, 50 types of fish, 230 types of birds, 250 types of shells and 0 stop lights.
People love the shelling, snorkeling, fishing, boating and local art. The island offers a friendly and quaint atmosphere with a wide array of shopping and restaurants
Sanibel and Captiva are internationally famous for not only there natural beauty but because of there reputation for protecting plant and animal life. There are no other islands like Sanibel and Captiva anywhere in Florida.
Captiva and Sanibel have beautiful homes for sale. There is a smaller inventory of homes for sale because of the size of the Island. The residents also love where they live and don't sell as often. When an opportunity arises to purchase a home on Captiva or Sanibel, it usually does not last long.
Sanibel and Captiva are the perfect place to visit but a better place to live.