One of the longest standing traditions of Sanibel Island is the annual Shell Festival, put on by the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club.
Sanibel Island is known as the number one Shelling location in the world. Shelling: To look for or collect shells, as on a seashore. But what do you really do with the shells once you’ve found them, put them in your bucket, gone through the trouble of cleaning them off and finally brought them home with you?
Sanibel Island is a place that embraces and respects the natural state of the land and works to protect both it and its non-human inhabitants. It is because of this that those of us who have the pleasure of living here, and those who are able to visit, are able to enjoy such a variety of natural and unspoiled treasures. Here you’ll find some activities that will get you close to that nature.