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Favorite Beach on Sanibel

We always go to Gulfside City Beach. There is a lot of parking and they have showers and restrooms... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
Nice Beach, Great Access

We spent about two weeks in a condo on the beach. The island is beautiful and it is designed for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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“great beach” (20 reviews)
“per hour” (17 reviews)
“sand dollars” (9 reviews)
Sanibel Island, FL
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always go to Gulfside City Beach. There is a lot of parking and they have showers and restrooms that are convenient. The beach usually isn't too crowded and there are not too many waves (but enough for fun).

Thank WtrSprite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent about two weeks in a condo on the beach. The island is beautiful and it is designed for older (folks) tourism. Not many kids (kids, teens, college students, etc.) on the beach. It is great for collecting shells and enjoying the warm water....More

Thank Ebazinam
Reviewed 11 August 2017

My wife, daughter (7 yr old) and I heard from fellow travelers at our hotel that Sanibel has the best beaches in the area so we decided to check it out. The beach at Gulfside City Park was perfect for what we were looking for...More

Thank FlyingBuffs
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

I took my husband to this beach because I needed an easy place to get him on the beach. I rented a beach wheelchair for him which made it easy to get out to the beach. The beach was very clean as well as the...More

Thank lamorris46
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

While sightseeing on Sanibel Island we stopped by the Gulf Side City Beach (2001 Algiers Lane, Sanibel, FL 33957) to swim and hunt for seashells. There was ample parking on the weekday we visited. You simply swipe your credit card, choose the number of hours...More

3  Thank FrequentlyOnTheMove
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The beach is beautiful and peaceful. If you are there at the right time you can watch the dolphins playing.

1  Thank barbarawyskowski
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The public restrooms were clean. It had great parking and easy access to the beach. The beach was beautiful. There were lots of great shells. My family even caught fish.

1  Thank Linda A
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great beach at the end of the island right near the lighthouse. Lots of shells to pick up too. You still have to pay for parking like all the beaches on the island but this one has a great view of the...More

3  Thank fizzy1991
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Nice parking - less crowded and good facilities... always a pleasant time. Easy to come and go from if you use the back way in on Middle Gulf Drive.

1  Thank paulie777
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Most of the Sanibel beaches have limited parking,but this beach is easy to get to and always seemed to have parking spots available. Shelling was good.

Thank gloria462015
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