Enjoy our Sanibel Video of Spectacular Sanibel Island, Florida!
This is the #1 Sanibel video on YouTube! Footage of what makes Sanibel Island unique. Enjoy a short film of Sanibel’s shell-filled beaches, dolphins at play, island attractions, and much more. John R. Wood, Island Real Estate, Inc. presents the short film, “Explore Sanibel Island”. The premiere of this short film highlights all the fantastic features that make Sanibel Island unique.
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About Our Island
- Sanibel & Captiva Islands are located west of Fort Myers, Florida.
- Discover paradise. Stop by the Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center when you arrive. Located immediately just over the causeway.
- Sanibel Island is 1 of the “Top 10 Best Florida Beach Towns” according to USA Today and our Visitor’s Center was named the #1 attraction by Trip Advisor for Sanibel Florida.
- Frommer’s Travel Guide ranked Sanibel Island a #1 top tourist destination. And the list just goes on and on… See for yourself.
- Find out why our barrier islands are the perfect choices for your vacation whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family trip, or a nature vacation.
Sanibel is a city in Lee County, Florida, on Sanibel Island. The population was 6,470. Sanibel is a barrier island – a collection of sand on the leeward side of the more solid coral-rock of Pine Island.
The city incorporates the entire island, with most of the city proper at the east end of the island. After the Sanibel causeway was built to replace the ferry in May 1963, the residents asserted control over development by establishing the Sanibel Comprehensive Land Use Plan in 1974 helping to maintain a balance between development and preservation of the island’s ecology. A new, higher bridge, permitting passage without a bascule bridge (drawbridge) of tall boats and sailboats, was completed in late 2007.
Due to easy causeway access, Sanibel is a popular tourist destination known for its shell beaches and wildlife refuges. More than half of the island is made up of wildlife refuges, the largest being J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The Island hosts the Sanibel Historical Village and a variety of other museums and theaters, as well as many non-profit organizations like the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, and the Sanibel Sea School.