Sanibel Island Homes For Sale Community Information
Sanibel Island is the perfect choice for your new home purchase! Sanibel is in the heart of Southwest Florida with miles of beautiful Florida beaches. The island is approximately 12 miles long and 5 miles wide. There are a total of 4 beautiful beaches on Sanibel Island: Tarpon Bay Beach, Gulfside City Park Beach, Bowman’s Beach and the Lighthouse Beach.
Sanibel Island is one of the most infamous islands located just off the barrier islands in Florida. Traveling to the mainland is done by a stretch of three miles connected by the Sanibel Island Causeway. Sanibel is most well known for the shells found on the island and it is believed there are more than 200 different types of shells found here. The Bailey-Matthews Shell Musuem displays many of the unique shells found in the area. You can also find art and history devoted to the islands precious treasures. The island is frequented by visitors and is a major vacation site for many families.
The wildlife of Sanibel is also a major interest to residents and visitors alike. The J.N. Darling National Wildlife Refuge located in Sanibel offers 5,000 acres of wildlife and land for the adventurous. The refuge is home to over 200 varieties of birds, alligators, turtles and many other creatures. Don’t be surprised if you see a few who are on the endangered list.
Sanibel Island is so dedicated to preserving the natural state of the island that you won’t see many of the everyday sights on this island. There are no neon signs flashing through the city streets; in fact, you won’t even see a stop light! Sanibel Island truely is a treasured paradise! Come visit Sanibel to discover paradise for yourself!