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Escape the crowds, search for shells, see our famous lighthouse and let the Gulf of Mexico’s rolling emerald-turquoise waves wash your cares away. Sanibel has six beautiful beaches. Visit them all or stick with your favorite!

  • Causeway Islands Park
  • Lighthouse Beach Park
  • Gulfside City Beach Park
  • Tarpon Bay Road Beach Park
  • Bowman’s Beach Park
  • Blind Pass Beach Park

Causeway Islands Park

The beaches that line the Causeway are the gateway to the islands and they’re popular with visitors. The beaches are smaller, but a big perk is that parking is free. Beachgoers love seeing boats, parasailers and kite boarders go by. Public restrooms are available.

Lighthouse Beach Park

This is the closest beach to the Causeway. Once on the island, turn left at the first intersection and you’ll be at the beach within minutes. Lighthouse fans and nature enthusiasts will love this slice of paradise for its historic lighthouse, the fishing pier and nature trail.

Gulfside City Beach Park (Algiers)

This beach is near the middle of the island off Casa Ybel Road. This is one of the island’s more secluded beach options.

Tarpon Bay Road Beach Park

If you’re looking for relative seclusion, this is the beach for you! Expect a bit of walking as it’s a small hike from the parking lot to the beach.

Bowman’s Beach Park

This is one of the island’s most popular beaches and one of the most remote choices. If you want a beach that doesn’t have a lot of buildings along its coast, this is the best option. It’s on the west end of Sanibel Island. It’s also the only beach with barbeque grills!

Blind Pass Beach Park

This beach is at the farthest end of Sanibel’s west end. It’s just before the Blind Pass Bridge to Captiva Island. Blind Pass Beach is on the Sanibel side and Turner Beach is on Captiva soil (err, sand). Public restrooms are available.

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