Beach campfire permits for Sanibel see uptick
With the rise in outdoor activities due to COVID-19, the Sanibel Fire and Rescue District saw a 20 percent increase in beach campfire permits issued for the 2020-21 season compared to 2019-20.
“We love that visitors, or our seasonal residents, can take advantage of a unique experience here on the island,” Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Barbot said.
Permits are only issued from Oct. 1 through Feb. 14 each year to ensure a safe nesting season for the local shorebirds and sea turtles that come to Sanibel, according to district officials.
For more information on campfire permits and restrictions, visit www.SanibelFire.com.