Be sure to attend the Christmas Eve Service at Lighthouse Beach on December 24th. Bring a beach chair and arrive before dusk. The service is led by Pastor John Danner of the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ. This service is a Lesson in Carols and everyone young and old can participate.
Members of the club plan to deliver 40 bicycles to the school at 10:30 a.m. The school will distribute 30 to fifth- and sixth-graders who don’t already own bicycles. The remaining 10 bikes will go to Immokalee’s Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, which aids needy families.
The week of November 11th, 2011 the fishing was also good for redfish, trout and big sharks. Hood spotted Blacktip, Lemon, and Bull Sharks up on the flats feeding in the warmer water.
As the Gulf of Mexico waters cool, more Manatees are moving into the shallow bay waters and canals around Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Closely related to the elephant, manatees are “gentle giants” of the sea which reach an average length of 10 feet and 1000 pounds as adults. Their diet consists of sea grasses which they consume for nearly 6 to 8 hours a day. The rest of a manatee’s day is spent sleeping or moving slowly. It’s vitally important to remember that these endangered creatures can’t dive quickly enough to evade the props of a speeding boat. Even while sleeping, they must return to the surface to breathe every 15 or 20 minutes.
Sanibel Island has several public beaches for visitors to enjoy.
Photo Courtesy of Kyle Sweet, Sanctuary Golf Club Superintendent.
Alison Hagerup Beach Park: Located at the end of Captiva Drive, this beach is a great spot for enjoying sunset. There is a small parking lot and you can find watersport rentals nearby.
Blind Pass also Known as Turner Beach: This beach is located on both sides of Blind Pass on both Captiva Island and Sanibel Island. This beach attracts shellers, fishermen, surfers and has beautiful sunsets. The currents can be swift and parking is limited.