Causeway Beaches: Great for swimming, fishing, windsurfing and picnicking. Pull your vehicle right to waters edge. There is no fee when you park on the causeway beach. Located along both sides of the road. Restrooms are available.

  • Free parking
  • Dogs allowed on leash only
  • Restrooms
  • Picnic tables

Lighthouse Beach & Fishing Pier: This is the site of our historic functioning lighthouse. Located on the eastern tip of Sanibel, wrapping around to the bay side. This is where the t-dock-fishing pier is and a boardwalk nature trail winding through native wetlands. Turn left on Periwinkle Way from Causeway Road.

  • Restrooms and outdoor shower
  • Free handicap parking – 4 parking spaces
  • Fishing Pier, Lighthouse, Boardwalk and Nature Trails o RV Parking – 2 spaces
  • Bike rack – no fee for bikes
  • 24 Hour paid parking

Gulfside City Park: Picnic tables and seclusion welcome you, located mid-island on Algiers Lane off Casa Ybel Rd. Mid Island

  • Restrooms and outdoor shower
  • Free handicap parking – 3 handicap spaces
  • Picnic tables and BBQ Grills
  • Bike rack – no fee for bikes

Tarpon Bay Beach: Easy parking for recreational vehicles, and a short hike from the parking lot to the beach. Located at the south end of Tarpon Bay Rd. at West Gulf Drive. Mid Island

  • Restrooms and outdoor shower at beach entrance
  • Bike parking at beach entrance – no fee for bikes
  • Oversized (20 foot and over) vehicle parking – several
  • Free handicap parking – 3 handicap spaces at beach entrance

Bowman’s Beach: Pristine and quiet, you won’t find any hotels here. Park and walk over a bridge to secluded white beach. There is an outdoor shower located at this beach. This is the only beach with barbecue grills. Located off Sanibel-Captiva Rd., turn left on Bowman’s Beach Rd. Up Island

  • Restrooms, changing rooms and outdoor shower
  • Oversized (20 foot and over) vehicle parking – several o Free handicap parking – 7 spaces
  • Picnic tables and Barbecue grills
  • Pubic telephone at restrooms
  • Nature and fitness trails
  • Canoe and kayak launching

Turner Beach (Blind Pass): Located on both the Sanibel and Captiva side of the Blind Pass Bridge, this beach is popular with shellers and fishermen. Signs warn against swimming because of the swift currents. Located on Sanibel-Captiva Rd. at Blind Pass Bridge. No restrooms on the Sanibel side.

  • Parking on both sides of Blind Pass bridge
  • NO restrooms on Sanibel side
  • Restrooms and outdoor shower on Captiva side
  • Free handicap parking – 1 space on Captiva and 1 space on Sanibel

Captiva Beach: A great place to watch the sunset. There are no restroom facilities here and parking is very limited. Located at the end of Captiva Dr.


I am a true Florida native and proud of my heritage growing up in South Florida on an 80 acre cattle ranch only two hours from Sanibel. Since the early 1960s, my family loved to spend our free time on Sanibel and Captiva, so I pretty much grew up here. After living and working all over South and Central Florida, my husband and I were thrilled to be able to move home to Sanibel Island.

Kingfisher Real Estate Inc National Association of Realtors Sanibel & Captiva Islands Specialist
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