Sanibel Island is Recognized for its Beaches.

Sanibel Island Makes Smarter Travel’s 1 of 10 Best Beach Towns in Florida

Sanibel Island Top 10 by Smarter Travel 2014

Smarter Travel
February 5, 2014

Famed for its white-sand beaches teeming with coquinas, whelks, sand dollars, and scallops, Sanibel Island is a paradise for nature lovers. But there’s more than shelling on this barrier island: Head downtown and visit the shops, restaurants, and artist galleries on main thoroughfare Periwinkle Way, and you’ll see why almost 200,000 vacationers make the trip to this charming spot every year.

Don’t Miss: While not open to the public, the Point Ybel Lighthouse (or Sanibel Island Lighthouse) is a must-see photo op on the island. Pause along your shelling route to snap a shot of this beachside beacon, which has guided seafarers to Sanibel Island’s shores since 1884.

Sanibel Island Named 1 of the 10 Best Places to go in Florida by Smarter Travel, 2013

Sanibel Island 2013 Award - Smarter Travel
Smarter Travel

March 1, 2013

In 2013, Smarter Travel named Sanibel Island one of the 10 Best Places to Go in Florida noting our world-renown shelling and our famous “Sanibel Stoop” as well as The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and our serious conservation efforts.


The Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce thanks Smarter Travel for recognizing Sanibel Island with these prestigious awards.