Loggerhead turtle - nesting

Sea turtle nesting season runs from May 1st to October 31st

Sanibel Island & Captiva Island’s beaches provide the perfect subtropical nesting area for sea turtles, but please be sure to follow the guidelines of Sanibel Island and Captiva Island and turn off all lights that could draw attention away from the Gulf of Mexico to the land. By removing the light from the land and obstacles from the beach, baby sea turtles can find their way back to the water, where they need to be. More information on guidelines and pictures of baby loggerhead turtles on Sanibel Island & Captiva Island.