Area Attractions


Sanibel Public Library

This award-winning library has options for family members of all ages, including books, programs and electronic services.  Special programs include family story time, an author series and a summer reading series.

J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge

One of the best places to see Sanibel’s rich variety of wildlife! This beautiful refuge includes the popular 4.25-mile Wildlife Drive that loops through the preserve along with several walking trails and overlooks. The preserve is home to over 200... More

Sanibel Island Farmer's Market

Open October through May, the Farmer’s Market is a favorite with visitors and locals alike. The market includes a wide range of items, such as fresh local produce, honey, baked goods, meats and seafood, hand-made soaps and much more.  Vendors... More

The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

For those who love shelling, this is the only shell museum in the United States.  The museum displays shells from all over the world through 30 permanent exhibits and temporary exhibits throughout the year.

Sanibel Island Lighthouse

The 120-foot high lighthouse sits on a wildlife refuge and beautiful stretch of beach. While the lighthouse is not open to the public, it’s a favorite photo opportunity for Sanibel visitors. 

Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)

CROW is Sanibel’s wildlife hospital treating more than 3500 patients a year, including birds, sea turtles, reptiles and mammals.  The Center includes a Visitor Education Center with a variety of displays and daily educational programs.

Sanibel Historical Museum and Village

Explore Sanibel’s history at the Historical Museum and Village. Get a feel for Sanibel as it was 100 years ago through visiting a number of historic buildings, such as the Sanibel School from 1896 and a 1926 Post Office.