Treasures of Sanibel Island

DATE: May 15, 2019

Although pirates Jose Gaspar and Black Caesar once roamed the blue-green waters of Southwest Florida pillaging and hiding their booty, not all of Sanibel Island’s treasure is buried. Here’s a list of “island treasures” ready and waiting for you to discover on your Sundial Beach Resort & Spa vacation. Mermaids are Real! European sailors told tales of the mythical half [...]

Shelling Finds at Sundial

DATE: February 28, 2019

Shelling is one of those activities that has almost no age limit and can be enjoyed by everyone in the family. We’ve had some particularly good shelling this winter and wanted to share our favorite finds. If you’re looking to learn more about shelling and what you can find on our beaches, sign up for a Discover Shelling class with [...]

82nd Annual Sanibel Island Shell Festival

DATE: February 22, 2019

Next month, Sanibel Island will play host to the 82nd Annual Sanibel Island Shell Festival. The Shell Festival is a three day educational, entertaining and fundraising event where all proceeds go to support marine education and conservation organizations in the area as well as scholarship funds to the University of South Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University Departments of Marine [...]

More Shell Crafting Ideas

DATE: January 29, 2019

Winter is one of the best times of year to shell on Sanibel Island. According to our resident experts at Sanibel Sea School: The winter months often bring strong weather fronts and, with them, great opportunities for shelling. When fronts arrive, there are usually strong winds that stir things up and create rough seas. The resulting waves wash many gastropods and [...]

Christmas Shell Crafts

DATE: December 18, 2018

Christmas is right around the corner and we’re here to help! For your last minute stocking stuffers, holiday hostess gifts, teacher appreciation presents and everyone else on your list that needs a little something special, we’ve compiled our favorite shell crafts of the year! So break out your Sanibel shell collection and plug in your glue gun, it’s time to [...]