Where is this tranquil desert island? It's actually a stretch of Sanibel beach you can reach by kayaking through our lagoon — or even by walking west from our beach.
Not all of Sanibel's amazing creatures live on the beach. This one lives in the wooded areas. Can you name him? Terrific photo by Paul Brooke.
Beautiful clouds swirl around the Sanibel Lighthouse.
Have you seen this little guy on our Sanibel beaches? He's mainly active at night — and is named for his nighttime habits and pale coloring.
As we say on Sanibel, the early bird catches the shells!
One of the best parts of shelling is sharing it with someone else…
This colorful large sea snail is popular to collect. Can you name this lovely shell?
Early morning low tides mean a lot of happy shellers…
Can you name this sea creature sometimes seen on our local beaches? Strange fact: They can liquify their bodies to squeeze through small places. Photo by Paul Brooke.
This is probably what those brochures are talking about when they say "Sanibel's shell covered beaches."