For all residents and visitors who enjoy the natural beauty of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed have the nonprofit Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) to thank. Dedicated to the conservation of these coastal habitats and resources, SCCF is responsible for the care of more than 1,300 acres of land on the islands.
A National Blue Ribbon Award winner, The Sanibel School boasts more than 100 years of educating islanders from grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. What once began as a 1-room schoolhouse has blossomed today into a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School placing The Sanibel School in the top 5% in the nation.
Bicycling is a terrific way to slow down and explore Sanibel Island. Cyclists who ride from Fort Myers to Sanibel will travel across 3 bridges that connect man-made islands. Bikes are allowed on the bridges, and pay no toll. On the Causeway, it’s a 2.8-mile ride to and from the beaches, shops and restaurants of Sanibel.
For a unique golf destination in a beautiful setting, the 9-hole executive Captiva Island Golf Club at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva is a golf course that provides excellent golf amenities to players at all levels and a challenging course for a short game. The Chip Powell-designed course is ranked as one of the “Top 5 Short Courses” in the world.