5 Must-Do’s on Your Sanibel Vacation

Planning a getaway to an “island in the sun”? If you’ve chosen Sanibel, you’ve chosen well! Your Sanibel vacation can include a variety of fun things to do. Quiet relaxation or exciting adventures, the Island has it all. 

We know choosing things to do on a vacation can be stressful, but we have you covered! Hand-picked by us, for you, here are 5 things to do on your Sanibel vacation:

1. Relax on Bowman’s Beach

Sanibel is home to some of the best beaches. Bowman’s Beach is among the most beautiful! Tucked away, it’s known for its cleanliness and quietness. It’s vast sands make for plenty of places to call your own. While one of the most popular beaches on Sanibel, it is also one of the most relaxing.

Shelling is one of the main attractions of Sanibel Island. Bowman’s Beach is a prime spot for it! All year round, vacationers come to enjoy this peaceful hobby. There are so many unique shells throughout the entire beach. Shelling is a great way to bring home a piece of paradise.

If beach picnics are your thing, Bowman’s is the perfect place. There are plenty of areas to grill, barbeque, and enjoy a cookout! You can have a day-long beach party or a sunset soiree. Either way, Bowman’s Beach is a wonderful place to gather with friends!

2. Visit the Sanibel Island Lighthouse

Looking for that “Instagram worthy” photo? The Sanibel Island Lighthouse is the place to capture it! Your Sanibel vacation isn’t complete without a trip to this piece of history.

Constructed in 1884, the lighthouse has stood as a monument for over 120 years. You’re just a short stair climb away from the best view on the Island. Have your eyes and cameras ready as you take in the scenery. It is truly breathtaking.

People come from all over for a glimpse of what’s to be seen at the top. The Sanibel Island Lighthouse will be the high “light” of your vacation.

3.  Discover the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife is a great place to visit during your Sanibel vacation. CROW is one of the nation’s leading clinics for wildlife rehabilitation. It’s the perfect way to mix education and fun.

At CROW, you can enjoy interactive exhibits and guided nature walks. You’ll learn about conservation medicine and exactly how it’s being used. You’ll also get a behind the scenes look at what is being done to protect Florida wildlife. It’s an opportunity you will not want to miss.

Register at CROW to add this to your Sanibel vacation plans!

4. Explore Periwinkle Place

Who doesn’t want to shop and dine while on vacation? On Sanibel, Periwinkle Place is the best location for both. Lush greenery and majestic fountains make for a prestige presentation! 

Periwinkle Place has over 20 retailers to choose from. Both unique to the Island and familiar brands, you won’t know where to start. Everything from swimwear to jewelry, it’s a shopaholic’s dream.

If you get hungry, you have plenty to choose from. Periwinkle Place is home to some of Sanibel’s best places to eat. We highly recommend the Blue Giraffe Restaurant.

This is more than just a shopping center, it’s a place to have a memorable experience!

5. Shop the Sanibel Island Farmers Market

It doesn’t get more local than this! Visiting the Sanibel Island Farmers Market is the best addition to your Sanibel vacation. This is where the local culture of Sanibel is found!

The market offers seafood, produce, and so much more. With over 40 vendors, you’re sure to get a taste of the Island. Stop in to stock up your vacation rental with the freshest foods!

Just keep in mind that the Farmers Market is open on Sundays, May through the end of October.

With options like these, your Sanibel vacation is sure to be one for the books. There’s so much to do on this little island. If you haven’t booked your trip yet, head over to Accord Real Estate Vacation Rental and get started! We would love to help you find the perfect place to stay for your perfect Sanibel vacation.


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