While most people visit Sanibel Island for tranquility, there are an array of local shops and artisans, low-key and upscale restaurants, natural attractions and more. Here are a few of our favorite places on the island.

  • Enjoy some of the best shelling in the world
  • Fish for trout, flounder, snook, snapper and Spanish mackerel
  • Soak in the sun and let your mind at ease while the waves crash in
  • Browse local goods at the Farmer's Market
  • Pick up a new book at the Sanibel Library

  • The Lazy Flamingo
  • Cip's Place Restaurant
  • Sanibel Fish House (great happy hour)