Take a scenic drive through Sanibel Island. When you travel all the way towards the northern end, you’ll arrive on Sanibel’s captivating sister island, Captiva Island.
Coastal Living has taken note of Captiva’s beauty and charm. The article briefly mentions the history of the barrier island, picturesque beaches, over 250 types of seashells, kayaking, galleries and boutiques, the quaint public library, stunning sunsets, and the historic beach front Chapel By The Sea.
Captiva Island is quite a special place to call home. There are about 400 residents on the island, plus some loggerhead turtles who make Captiva home for their nesting. Others gladly call this place home-away-from-home as many visit the island time and time again. [Read more about turtles in our previous article: Follow the Bike Path to Picturesque Paradise]
Sanibel Island and Captiva Island were also mentioned in Wall Street Journal’s 10 Best Places for Second Homes. It’s a place for anyone, including nature enthusiasts and artists, such as the late Robert Rauschenberg.
“Sitting off the coast of Fort Myers…the barrier island of Captiva and Sanibel are the very picture of laid-back living. Linked by a bridge at Sanibel’s northern point, the islands are renowned for their pristine beaches and abundant seashells. Then there are the hiking trails; half the island is a nature preserve. The late Robert Rauschenberg is, even in death, one of the largest landowners. His 35-acre spread, complete with studio, is intact on Captiva’s northern end.”
-WSJ, “10 Best Places for Second Homes“
If you’re interested in Captiva or Sanibel Island real estate, let us know. We would love to help you find your little piece of paradise.