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Shelling picture in Sanibel Island
The Sanibel Stoop picture in Sanibel Island
As Far as the Eye Can See picture in Sanibel Island
Sanibel's Beach Umbrellas picture in Sanibel Island
Sanibel Lighthouse picture in Sanibel Island
A View from the Lighthouse picture in Sanibel Island
Sanibel Lighthouse Aerial picture in Sanibel Island
Chocolate Pudding Fruit picture in Sanibel Island
Bird of Paradise picture in Sanibel Island
National Wildlife Refuge picture in Sanibel Island
Ding Darling Refuge Kayaks picture in Sanibel Island
White Ibis picture in Sanibel Island
Schoolhouse Theater picture in Sanibel Island
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum picture in Sanibel Island
Captiva Cruises picture in Sanibel Island
Sunset at Captiva Beach picture in Sanibel Island

Shelling is one of the most popular activities on the island. For the best pickings, head to the central-strand Bowman's Beach. paparutzi Flickr

The Sanibel Stoop is what locals call shelling. paparutzi Flickr

The best shelling conditions are an hour before low tide or just after a rainstorm. cogdogblog Flickr

Rent beach umbrellas from independent outfitters such as Sanibel Concierge and Billy's Rentals. cogdogblog Flickr

You should snap a few photos of this iconic lighthouse, but recent visitors say you don't have to spend too much time here.  Todd Ryburn Photography Getty Images

This charming view can be seen from the Sanibel Lighthouse, located on the eastern end of the island. Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau

The grounds of the Sanibel Lighthouse are always open to the public. Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau

Also known as black sapote, or diospyros digyna, this locally grown fruit has a sweet, chocolate-looking center and is featured heavily in local desserts. scott.zona Flickr

Sanibel isn't just about seashells. The island is also filled with beautiful foliage. cogdogblog Flickr

The J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge shelters mangroves, crocodiles, alligators, birds and more. cletch Flickr

Kayaking, hiking and biking are all popular activities in the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, which takes up more than half of Sanibel. Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau

White Ibis, a type of wading bird, can be found at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Bigdog3c Wikimedia Commons

The Schoolhouse Theater started out as a one-room school in the 19th century. Now, it seats approximately 90 people for Broadway performances and live music concerts. Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau

Seashells of all kinds are on display at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Jessica Lucia Flickr

You can cross the Blind Pass Bridge in northern Sanibel to get to the smaller island of Captiva. Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau

Head over to the smaller, northern island of Captiva for a nice dinner and an even nicer sunset. Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau

Shelling picture in Sanibel Island
The Sanibel Stoop picture in Sanibel Island
As Far as the Eye Can See picture in Sanibel Island
Sanibel's Beach Umbrellas picture in Sanibel Island
Sanibel Lighthouse picture in Sanibel Island
A View from the Lighthouse picture in Sanibel Island
Sanibel Lighthouse Aerial picture in Sanibel Island
Chocolate Pudding Fruit picture in Sanibel Island
Bird of Paradise picture in Sanibel Island
National Wildlife Refuge picture in Sanibel Island
Ding Darling Refuge Kayaks picture in Sanibel Island
White Ibis picture in Sanibel Island
Schoolhouse Theater picture in Sanibel Island
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum picture in Sanibel Island
Captiva Cruises picture in Sanibel Island
Sunset at Captiva Beach picture in Sanibel Island

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