A Tropical Paradise

Several species of birds can be found at feeding time on the "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, including Roseate spoonbills. This is a feeding frenzy for the lucky visitor, where all the birds frolic about trying to get a meal at once. Photo by USFWS / Wikimedia.

Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Over 67% of Sanibel Island is preserved lands with tropical birds and animals everywhere. You will find that Sanibel has no high-rise condominium nor are there any stoplights on the island. Lean back and enjoy Sanibel Island’s unique, relaxing ambiance.

 Our Gulf Beach condo is located near the east end of Sanibel just a short walk from the old Sanibel fishing pier and lighthouse. Tarpon Beach, which we no longer own, is located on West Gulf Drive near the Bailey Tract of Sanibel’s J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Sand Pointe is also on West Gulf Drive just a half-mile from Tarpon Beach. All have spectacular, unobstructed, panoramic views of the beach and water. The beach is especially pretty with lots of white sand and great shelling. The slope is very gradual with a shallow “pool” forming during low tide when an offshore sand bar is above water. This feature is nice for small children and for those of us who like to float on air mattresses. (That’s our idea of true decadence!)

Photo by USFWS / Wikimedia