Sanibel / Captiva Islands

The islands are calling you, and we know why. Sanibel and Captiva offer one of the most beautiful and unique island lifestyles you can find. As longtime residents, we’ve seen the islands evolve over several decades; but the spirit of conservation and life at a relaxed pace always remain. Poised off southwest Florida’s Lee Island Coast amid dramatic Gulf waters, this is one of the few spots in the world where you can find a truly unique combination of small town atmosphere and outstanding luxury and natural amenities. The islands draw people from all over the world who value the many benefits of this beautiful sanctuary island. Quiet beaches with famous shelling, miles of winding bike paths, protected wildlife, outstanding shops and restaurants, and not a single stoplight to be found. How soon can you get here?

The Famous Beaches!

The Causeway Beaches

Located on the Sanibel causeway adjoining Ft. Myers & Sanibel Island. Great for swimming, fishing, windsurfing, picnicking and best of all no parking fees. Restrooms are also available.

Tarpon Bay Beach

Located at the south end of Tarpon Bay Road at West Gulf Drive, this features easy parking for your vehicles, and a short hike from the parking lot to the beach.

Lighthouse Beach & Fishing Pier

Located on the eastern tip of Sanibel, this is the historic site of the functioning lighthouse. The t-dock fishing pier is also here as well as a boardwalk nature trail winding through native wetlands.

Bowman's Beach

Located off Sanibel-Captiva Road, turn left on Bowman's Beach Road. Park and walk over a bridge to a secluded white beach where you'll find an outdoor shower and barbecue grills.

Gulfside City Park

Located mid-island on Algiers Lane off of Casa Ybel Road, this beach includes picnic tables and shady pines.

Turner Beach Blind Pass

Located on both the Sanibel & Captiva side of Blind Pass bridge. This beach is very popular with the Sheller's and fisherman. Swimming is not advised due to swift currents.

The Marinas!

Sanibel has a wide variety of marinas and fishing charters for the amateur or avid fisherman! From deep-sea fishing to light tackle the opportunities are endless. If you are an experienced boater you may want to rent your own, and if not, there are a multitude of proficient captains and fishing guides that offer half-day or full-day charters. Which ever option you choose you will be sure to have a good time and who knows - you might even catch a fish or two!

Bait Box

1037 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL 33957
(239) 472-1618

Sanibel Marina

634 N. Yachtsman Drive
Sanibel, FL 33957
(239) 472-2723

Sanibel Fly Shop

2340 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL 33957
(239) 472-8485

The Golf Courses!

The Beachview Golf Club

This course sets on Sanibel Island which is three miles off shore and can only be reached by a causeway. The back nine has most of the water that comes into play. An outstanding feature of the course is the abundance of wildlife. There are approximately 300 species of birds and alligators that can be observed.

  • Tee Times: 2 Days in Advance (Starting at 7AM)
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Dress Code: Denim OK, Collared Shirts, No Cutoffs
  • Cart Access: Path
  • Club Rental: Yes
  • Golf cart Rental: Included in Green Fees
  • Pull Cart Rental: No

The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club

Mark McCumber redesigned this 9 hole course into a formidable eighteen hole course. There is water that comes into play on every hole. Begin with some "test drives" on The Dunes aqua driving range, and putt around one of the two practice greens. Then jump aboard a top of the line golf cart and tee off for a golfing experience equal to none where wild critters are spectators and every hole flexes your skills! The Dunes back nine is part of a wildlife preserve sanctioned by the Audubon Cooperative Society.

  • Tee Times: 4 Days in Advance (Starting at 7AM)
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Dress Code: No denim, Collared Shirts and Bermuda Shorts Are Required
  • Cart Access: Path
  • Club Rental: Yes
  • Golf cart Rental: Included in Green Fees

The Sanctuary At Wulfert Point

This is a narrow course with typical Florida flat terrain with some mounding. There are over thirty sand bunkers spread throughout the course, and the water hazards come into play on sixteen holes. The medium sized greens have average speed and are undulating. As the starting hole for The Sanctuary, hole one is a dogleg left, par 4 and sets the stage for a truly unique golf experience. Tall trees and wetlands guard the dogleg area and a large sand trap skirts the left side of the green. This course's signature hole is #4, a 197 yard, par 3, with a spectacular view of the Gulf of Mexico!

  • Tee Times 6 Days in Advance (Starting at 7:30AM)
  • Guest Policy: Closed
  • Dress Code: No Denim, Collared Shirts and Bermuda Shorts Are Required
  • Cart Access: Course
  • Caddies Available: No
  • Club Rental: Yes
  • Golf Cart Rental: Yes
  • Walking Allowed: No

Captivating Captiva Island

Captiva Cruises is located inside the gates of the South Seas Resort. Enjoy one of the many cruises they offer. Dolphin Watch & Wildlife Adventure Cruise is the perfect family cruise. Sunset Serenade Cruise is the perfect way to end the day on Captiva. If you are an avid shell collector, the Beach & Shelling Cruise may be for you. Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, and Cayo Costa are three other cruises offered. No matter which one you pick, you are sure to have a memorable time!

South Seas Resort

The entire northern tip of Captiva is comprised of the South Seas Resort. Some 320 acres of resort facilities which was started in 1923 by Clarence Chadwick, when he took over the old Carter Plantation and turned it into a major golf, boating and tennis resort.
A 330 acre tropical paradise where owners and guests visit year after year. The lush, tropical landscaping along with the natural vegetation is home to many native birds. You can watch the Osprey as they build a new nest or eat fish high in the pines. Next to the entrance to Marina Villas you will find the resident manatees or from the t-dock watch the dolphin frolic together. River otters swim along the mangrove shoreline searching for their daily meal of fish.
South Seas offers activities for every age group. Enjoy the day golfing along side the Gulf of Mexico, play tennis, look for shells on two miles of beach or participate in organized activities such as yoga or water aerobics. The kids camp offers day and evening programs as well as activities such as log rolling and hermit crab racing.

Tween Waters Marina

Tween Waters is located at Marker green 19. Here you can enjoy fishing, shelling, sailing, and kayaking guides are also available. You can purchase tackle, bait, gas or diesel, cold beer, ice, suntan lotion and ample Boat Dockage. Canoe and Boat rental also available.

Jensen's Marina

The marina rents boats for fishing and for shelling on the outer islands of North Captiva and Cayo Costa, which cannot be reached by road. Jensen's has recently added a water taxi service to provide better access to the outer islands. Another option is Jensen's boat rentals. Shells on the outer islands are less picked over than those on the world famous shelling islands of Sanibel and Captiva.