Sanibel Island is one of a kind. With over 60% of the land held in preservation and public hands, Island residents live in harmony with nature. On any given day, it's common to see a wide variety birds, mammals, fish, reptiles and shells. Sanibel has one of the largest concentrations of dolphins. Bird Watchers "flock" to Sanibel and the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge to encounter thousands of resident and migrating birds. Sanibel's shelling is famous with one Worlds' largest variety of mollusk species living in the surrounding waters. Protected lands continue to increase as property is actively acquired by preservation organizations and placed into land trusts. To protect Sanibel from overdevelopment, the city has a strict land use and development plan to ensure that no building is taller than a palm tree. The tallest building will always be the Historic Lighthouse, and from a few miles off shore, Sanibel almost looks uninhabited as trees stand out on the horizon not high rise buildings. Come see for yourself, why so many people wanting to move to Southwest Florida pick Sanibel Island when looking in Marco, Naples, Bonita, or Boca Grande.
.....24.5 Linear Miles of Shoreline!
.....61% Conservation Lands - Over 6564 Acres!
.....24 Miles of Bike Paths!
.....50 Species of Fish!
.....230 Species of Birds!
.....250 Species of Shells - World Famous Shelling!
.....NO Traffic Lights!
.....City Plan Protecting Sanibel for Future Generations!
.....Average Annual Temperature of 74 Degrees!