“Ding” Day 2019!

J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is celebrating the 31st Annual “Ding” Day at the Refuge on Sunday, October 20th. Starting at 8:00 am, it will be a full day of tours, presentations and activities. Mark your calendars for […]

Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

Sanibel’s Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is undergoing an extensive six-million dollar renovation that will improve upon the already fascinating facility that is a one-of-a-kind museum experience. The museum opened in 1995 and has been a must-do site for visitors to the […]

Edison Ford Winter Estates

Although many southwest Florida attractions close for some of the summer months or have limited summer hours, the Edison Ford Winter Estates is in full swing for the summer and has a number of special programs to attend. The Edison […]

BIG ARTS Celebrates 40 Fabulous Years With a New Build

Forty years ago, a group of passionate artists founded a new arts organization on Sanibel, called BIG ARTS or Barrier Island Group for the Arts. When the group first organized there were no production facilities, and performances, art shows and […]

Discount for Length of Stay

Did You Know? Sandalfoot offers a discount to our guests who are able to enjoy the Florida sunshine for longer periods of time. There is a 5% discount for rentals of four weeks or more. Eight week stays receive an […]

Sanibel & Captiva Islands Visitor Center

One of the top attractions for visitors to our Islands is the Francis P. Bailey, Jr. Visitor Center at the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce. The Visitor Center is highly ranked on Trip Advisor for a “must-do” stop, […]

The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Shell App

The Shell Museum can now make your shelling experience a digital one with its recently launched “Shell App.” Imagine strolling the beach and coming upon a shell you have never seen before. Now one quick photo can identify the shell […]

Captiva Library Programs

The Captiva Memorial Library has two very interesting programs coming up in April and admission to both is free. Programs will be held on April 3rd and April 10th at the Library Civic Center located at 11560 Chapin Lane in […]

Sanibel Shell Festival 2019

Eight-two years young, the Sanibel Shell Festival will run from March 7th to the 9th at the Community House.  The Festival officially began in 1937 and it has grown over the years to the international reputation it has now. Shell […]

Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge Free Programs

Ding Darling is offering many free tours and programs during the month of February, giving visitors the opportunity to learn about Sanibel’s unique ecosystem. There are free walks and programs every day so there is ample opportunity for participation. Here […]



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