Connected by bridge to the greater Fort Myers area is sleepy Sanibel Island. Boasting all of the benefits of a remote desert island escape yet as accessible as a drive to the park, Sanibel Island is a powdery tropical retreat known for its quiet shores and its warm, shallow water. Local seafood restaurants, swaying palm trees and an abundance of sea shells keep beach-goers occupied, while other nature lovers head over to the other side of the island to indulge in the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and explore the alligators, herons and other wildlife that keeps the Florida swamp famous.
Sanibel Island is accessible via Florida Highway 867 South and is approximately 20 miles from Ft. Myers, Florida.