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Why Sanibel is Magic in the Summer

From hiking and biking to shelling and birding, Sanibel Island is simply magic in the summer. This laid-back island is truly unique, and especially so during the warmer months of the year.

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Sanibel Gets Love as Top Family Vacation Spot

It’s a great place for those of all ages to visit, but now Sanibel is getting some recognition as a top family vacation spot. The island was recently listed as number three when it comes to the “Best Family Beach Vacations in the U.S.”.

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Sanibel Named Top Vacation Beach Town

Already well-known for its shelling, it seems Sanibel Island is getting even more recognition, this time as one of the nation’s top beach towns. Travel+Leisure just ranked Sanibel one of the top 17 beach towns in the United States.

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Sanibel Treasured In More Ways Than One

Southwest Florida is filled with beautiful homes, beaches and scenery, but it may also be filled with hidden treasure. Sometimes referred to as the Buccaneer Coast, it’s said Sanibel and some of the other surrounding barrier islands were once a haven for pirates.

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Demystifying Island Names

There are some uniquely named islands in Southwest Florida, but it turns out they all got their names in unique ways. While some are named for people others are named for their terrain.

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History of the Sanibel Lighthouse

Found on the eastern end of Sanibel Island, the Sanibel Lighthouse dates back generations. Also called the Sanibel Island Light or even Point Ybel Light, the old lighthouse was first proposed to be built way back in the 1830s.

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Why Sanibel and Captiva are the Anti-Florida

If you want to get away from it all, make plans to head to Sanibel or Captiva. You likely won’t find crowds of spring breakers in this part of Florida, but you will find an ideal, more natural spot to enjoy the beauty of the region.

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Exploring Sanibel and Captiva Neighborhoods

While you may think of Sanibel and Captiva as singular locations, both islands are actually made up of a number of neighborhoods. You’ll find a mix of single-family homes, condos and townhomes to choose from.

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Sanibel Named One of the Most Charming Beach Towns

Widely known as a fantastic place for shelling and for having some fun in the sun, Sanibel Island also happens to be one of the most charming beach towns around. At least that’s what the experts at Travelmag.com say.

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Deciphering Sanibel Island Neighborhoods

While only about 12 miles long, the neighborhoods of Sanibel Island are decidedly different. Essentially, the island is broken down into three main geographic areas.