Southwest Florida is filled with beautiful homes, beaches and scenery, but it may also be filled with hidden treasure. Sometimes referred to as the Buccaneer Coast, it’s said Sanibel and some of the other surrounding barrier islands were once a haven for pirates.
There are some uniquely named islands in Southwest Florida, but it turns out they all got their names in unique ways. While some are named for people others are named for their terrain.
Found on the eastern end of Sanibel Island, the Sanibel Lighthouse dates back generations. Also called the Sanibel Island Light or even Point Ybel Light, the old lighthouse was first proposed to be built way back in the 1830s.
If you want to get away from it all, make plans to head to Sanibel or Captiva. You likely won’t find crowds of spring breakers in this part of Florida, but you will find an ideal, more natural spot to enjoy the beauty of the region.
While you may think of Sanibel and Captiva as singular locations, both islands are actually made up of a number of neighborhoods. You’ll find a mix of single-family homes, condos and townhomes to choose from.
While there are certainly rentals available for people interested in exploring the Sanibel area, why rent when you can buy the Sanibel lifestyle?
Widely known as a fantastic place for shelling and for having some fun in the sun, Sanibel Island also happens to be one of the most charming beach towns around. At least that’s what the experts at Travelmag.com say.
While only about 12 miles long, the neighborhoods of Sanibel Island are decidedly different. Essentially, the island is broken down into three main geographic areas.
Whether fishing, boating or shelling, an island lifestyle is certainly appealing. That’s often what draws people to visit, and even invest in properties on Sanibel and Captiva.
If you’ve ever wondered what’s behind some island names in the Sanibel area, you’re likely not alone. The area is rich with history, and some of that history is tied directly to the names of the islands today.
Just to the east of Captiva Island, Buck Key remains one of Captiva’s true hidden gems. The uninhabited preserve parallels Captiva for about two miles.
An island known for its beautiful beaches and plentiful shelling is sometimes recognized for an entirely different reason. The iconic Sanibel Lighthouse welcomes visitors to the island today just as it has for generations.