Sanibel Island Captiva Island Causeway Aerial View

Where are Sanibel Island and Captiva Island?

Sanibel Island & Captiva Island are located off the coast of southwest Florida, just west of Fort Myers, Florida. Fort Myers is situated between Naples, FL and Tampa, Fl.

The Fort Myers Airport, Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW airport code), is located approximately 20 miles away from Sanibel Island.

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Visit the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce – The Official Travel Resource

Make the Sanibel and Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center your first stop.  You’ll find us in a colorful island-style building on your right-hand side immediately after you drive onto the island on Causeway Boulevard.  Open 365 days a year, our staff is here to answer all of your questions and make you feel at home.

We have information on:

For more information, call us at 239-472-1080.

Traveling Around Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island measures roughly 12 miles long and three miles across at its widest.

Sanibel Island has two main roads that parallel each other.  Periwinkle Way, located at the four-way stop immediately past the Visitor Center, is the main thoroughfare.  West of the causeway, it leads to the island’s shopping and dining district.  Follow it east and you’ll pass a quieter commercial section, ending up at the Sanibel Lighthouse and its beach.  Gulf Drive, the other main route, roves past resorts, beaches, and homes at the water’s edge.  It is segmented into East, Middle, and West Gulf Drive.

Sanibel Island and Captiva Island Visitor Guide Maps.

Traveling Around Captiva Island

Periwinkle Way links, via Palm Ridge Road