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Sanibel Causeway

Causeway Drive, Sanibel Island, FL
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This drive reminds me why I live in Florida !!!!

The week I went to Sanibel it had an average 38 degrees. I was very glad to see the wind had not... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Darlene F
Orange City, Florida, Usa
Beautiful relaxing drive

You will see boats, and all kind of water sports, especially on a windy day. A fun bridge where... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sanibel Island, Florida
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Causeway Drive, Sanibel Island, FL
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The week I went to Sanibel it had an average 38 degrees. I was very glad to see the wind had not made the trip out there from Ft. Myers, horrible. The water was such a deep blue. Lots of cars stopped by the water....More

Thank Darlene F
Reviewed 3 days ago

You will see boats, and all kind of water sports, especially on a windy day. A fun bridge where you can stop and enjoy the views, especially the sunset or sun rise.

Thank trubw3
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from the causeway are spectacular. People come from Ft. Myers to fish and there are parking spots at the base. There is a toll going to Sanibel.

Thank George C
Reviewed 1 week ago

For those of you that are familiar will Long Beach Island in NJ, and our beloved Causeway there, Think; just like that but about three times as long. I've always opened my windows, year round, on my way out to LBI (we just call it,...More

Thank Scout1970
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful view of the area. Many places to stop at the base. Stop and enjoy. Many people fishing. Just sit and enjoy the view

Thank jjensenrn
Reviewed 1 week ago

The causeway contains a high bridge which is quite steep. If you like roller coasters (I don't) you will love transversing the causeway!

Thank williame975
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Causeway is the way to gain access to the island, other than via boat or swimming. You can bike it if you dare as it's a long pedal. Scenic and you will always see fisher people and families picnicking.

Thank Kal-Traveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sanibel Causeway is easy to access and convenient to drive as one passes over on the way to Sanibel Island. The lanes are wide and easy to traverse.

Thank Curt313
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once you cross the 1st bridge (coming from the Fort Myers direction), turn right at the first pull out (a small park). Great place to watch the sunset.

Thank Cameron S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having arrived at night the first trip I didn't get to see to much. Seeing the causeway in the light of day is impressive. I choose to ride my bike across the causeway and back again. The bike lane is a good size and free...More

Thank boxerboy27
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1 November 2017|
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Response from Sammysue | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can pull over on either side. It is very popular on weekends but virtually deserted during the week.
7 August 2017|
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Response from Islagal | Reviewed this property |
All the beaches on Sanibel are covered in sea shells. The best time to find the large and unique shells is early morning before the gobs of tourists hit the shoreline for the day. Happy shelling. Be sure to take a bag to put... More
Kathy Huebner M
27 December 2016|
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Response from FortMyersRecycler | Reviewed this property |
Since they built it...$6 toll on Ft Myers mainland side...naturally no toll when you leave... Before such they had a ferry to the island