The average temperature of the Gulf is: 71 degrees Fahrenheit in the Winter
84 degrees Fahrenheit in the Summer
Sanibel has a tropical climate.There is a rainy season from June through September, which are the months most at risk of hurricanes.
Sanibel is one of the best shelling destinations in the World. This is because of it's geography. The east-to-west torque of Sanibel scoops up all the seashells that the Gulf imports from the Caribbean.
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Sanibel Island's beaches are all pet friendly!
Sanibel city requires pets remain on a leash at all times, even in the sea.
Guardians must pick up after their pets.
There are only three main roads on Sanibel, each running East-West. There's Periwinkle Way, which runs down the middle of the island; Sanibel-Captiva Road, which is called "San-Cap" by locals and runs out toward Captiva; and Gulf Drive, which runs parallel to the Gulf of Mexico along the beach side. The maximum speed limit anywhere on Sanibel is 35 mph
Sanibel and Captiva islands are connected to the mainland by the three-mile long Sanibel Causeway. The Causeway consists of three separate two lane bridge spans, and two man made Causeway Islands, which are located between each of the three bridges.Sanibel Causeway has free parking and is a great place to fish
Bottlenose Dolphins often work as a team with members of their Pod to harvest schools of fish, Read More Here
There are more than 300 Ospreys on Sanibel
Ospreys hunt by flying over the water looking for fish. Some of Sanibel's Ospreys migrate to Bolivia and Brazil during the Winter. You will see many man made platforms on dead palm trees for Ospreys to nest
There are over 400 Alligators larger than 4 feet that live on Sanibel Island. Two thirds of Sanibel Island is preserve land, but many alligators live in neighborhoods. It is illegal to feed aligators