Sanibel Island

Sanibel Lighthouse beach
Photo: © Noel Benadom / CC BY
Bowman’s Beach
Photo: © Bradeos Graphon
Sanibel pelican
Photo: © Photo by Bob Jagendorf / CC BY

Sanibel Island is a barrier island on Florida's Gulf Coast. Whilst there are several other such islands in the vicinity, only Sanibel has an "east to west" orientation which apparently makes for sandy beaches and helps explain why this beach is considered a shell-seeker's paradise. Until the 1960s Sanibel Island was only connected to the mainland by a ferry. These days a huge bridge connects Sanibel to the rest of Florida which has opened the island up to tourism, however strict control of development have preserved the island and it remains an important wildlife refuge. Sanibel is home to a great variety of birds, alligators, a single crocodile and manatees can also be spotted. There are several beaches stretching from Lighthouse beach in the east to the much quieter Bowman’s beach in the far west. All the beaches have the same white sand and are ideal for families with plenty of facilities to hand.

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Sanibel Island Weather Info

5 Day Sanibel Island UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Sanibel Island tide times & sea state

Sat 23/03 »

Surf report for Sat 23/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 2ft 6s  °  ° 10mph
11:00 2ft 5s  °  ° 11mph
17:00 1ft 5s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:06
Sunrise07:29
Sunset19:41
Dark20:04

Sun 24/03 »

Surf report for Sun 24/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 1ft 5s  °  ° 13mph
11:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 13mph
17:00 1ft 4s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:04
Sunrise07:27
Sunset19:41
Dark20:04

Mon 25/03 »

Surf report for Mon 25/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 1ft 4s  °  ° 10mph
11:00 1ft 4s  °  ° 9mph
17:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:03
Sunrise07:26
Sunset19:42
Dark20:05

Tue 26/03 »

Surf report for Tue 26/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 13mph
11:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 10mph
17:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:02
Sunrise07:25
Sunset19:42
Dark20:05

Wed 27/03 »

Surf report for Wed 27/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 17mph
11:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 17mph
17:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:01
Sunrise07:24
Sunset19:43
Dark20:06

Thu 28/03 »

Surf report for Thu 28/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 4ft 5s  °  ° 24mph
11:00 3ft 4s  °  ° 19mph
17:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:00
Sunrise07:23
Sunset19:43
Dark20:06

Today's weather

Fair

20 °C
(68 °F)

Gentle breeze, 15.5 km/h from ENE

Sea temperature

22.8°C / 73°F

Rating

Average: 3 (2 votes)

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