Re: Summer Sanibel trip- where to stay

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Posted by Joel N Rosenthal on 2013-04-04 21:57:52 in reply to Re: Summer Sanibel trip- where to stay posted by Bob Price on 2013-04-04 12:34:42

Actually, the beaches on Sanibel are just about as restricted as on Captiva--parking wise-that is. In Sanibel the 3 or so public beaches are nowhere near Mitchell's or Blue Dolphin, for instance, or most of the other West Gulf Road beaches. You can literally walk miles on the Gulf side beaches(as you sight fish for the snook)and encounter fewer than 25 people in the process, the few places to stay along the Gulf Road beach all tout the basically secluded and lightly used beach they front on.Seriously enforced parking regulations and a dearth of ANY public access points available to non residents, assure the general accuracy of their claims.The public beaches at the end of Tarpon Drive, at the Lighthouse, at Bowmans' Beach and at Blind Pass, are the spots where there are concentrations of beach goers.Most everywhere else on Sanibel's beaches is just as quiet as anywhere on Captiva, at least in my 7 or 8 years of fishing there at various times from Memorial Day through Halloween.
That said, Tween Waters is a relatively hopping place, by local standards, and I've had excellent meals at their restaurant.

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