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Out & About in Sanibel Island

Explore the beauty of Sanibel with golfing, fishing, and other outdoor activities.

Sports, Golfing, and Recreation in Sanibel, Florida

There is more to Sanibel than our scenic beaches! Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the many outdoor activities available near Sanibel Siesta on the Beach. From scenic golf courses and 24 miles of shell-studded shores (like dolphin and manatee watching) to acres of wilderness at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, you will be able to find the perfect outdoor activity for everyone in your family.

Scenic Sanibel Island Golf Course

The Sanibel Island Golf Course is located just a short walk from Sanibel Siesta on the Beach. This scenic course offers 18 holes of championship golfing along the beautiful Sanibel River. As a member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program, The Sanibel Island Golf Club lets you enjoy the natural beauty of Sanibel while still challenging yourself on a Par 70 course. This club is also home to state-of-the-art tennis courts and a clubhouse.

Explore the Great Outdoors

Sanibel Island is a world-famous destination known for its miles of beaches and diversity of seashells. This unique ecosystem is home to the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, which is located only  a few miles from Sanibel Siesta on the Beach, features a wealth of activities including an education center, wildlife drive open to cars, bikers and hikers, as well as ecotours led by the Tarpon Bay Explorers.

The wildlife refuge is also home to the world's largest undeveloped mangrove forest and is known as a habitat for immense flocks of migrating birds. Call the staff of Sanibel Siesta on the Beach to learn more about the refuge or for help planning an ecotour through the Tarpon Bay Explorers.

Sports in the Fort Myers Area

Baseball lovers will love the ability to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of Sanibel’s beaches while remaining just a short drive from the excitement of our local stadiums.

Sanibel is home to several sports fields including the Jet Blue Park Stadium. We are also the spring training home of the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins at Hammond Stadium.

Boating & Fishing

The Sanibel Marina is a public marina located near the lighthouse on the southern tip of Sanibel Island. If you love fishing, or just enjoy being on the water, you will want to make the marina part of your visit to the island.

Marina Amenities Include:

  • Dockage
  • Sight-seeing cruises about the Sanibel Thriller and Stars & Stripes
  • Award winning dining at Gramma Dot's Restaurant
  • Newly Dredged Inlet
  • Fuel Dock
  • Ship's Store
  • Boat Rentals
  • Guided Fishing Excursions

Call the friendly staff of Sanibel Siesta on the Beach at 1-800-548-2743 to learn more about golf courses on Sanibel Island or to receive directions to Sanibel Marina for affordable boat rentals.