Sanibel Island

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Sanibel is a city on Sanibel Island in southwest Florida. It’s known for beaches filled with shells that wash ashore from the Gulf of Mexico. Lighthouse Beach has a fishing pier, the towering, 19th-century Sanibel Lighthouse and a boardwalk winding through marshes. The Causeway Beaches are a water-sports hub and have picnic facilities. J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge covers about half of the island.

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City Spotlight: Sanibel Island

With over fifteen miles of beaches saturated with 250 different shells, which you can barely take a step without indulging, and over half the island made up of wildlife refuges, Sanibel Island; known for this nature-filled and pristine area along South ...

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