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Maureen Naughton Fernandez

Maureen Naughton Fernandez, of Orleans, MA and Sanibel, FL, left the world peacefully at her Sanibel home, surrounded by her loving family on February 1, 2021, following a year’s valiant endeavor to overcome non-smoking lung cancer. Born March 5, 1952 to parents James Naughton and Virginia ...

The Sanibel Historical Village & Museum

The Sanibel Historical Village & Museum captures and conveys life on the island before the causeway (B.C.) when everyone and everything arrived by ferry. Several of Sanibel’s older buildings can be seen here including the oldest, Burnap Cottage, which was built in 1898. On a more modern ...

Sanibel’s natural attractions

The "Ding" Darling Refuge, on Sanibel, is one of the crown jewels on the National Wildlife Refuge system, drawing nearly 1 million visitors each year from here and abroad. Open daily from 7:30 a.m. to sunset (except Fridays), visitors have a chance to see some of the 238 different bird ...

Barrier Islands

Ever wonder what it would be like to wade in emerald green waters or stroll miles of a sandy white unspoiled beach of a deserted island with modern civilization miles away? You don’t have to hop aboard a tramp steamer to head toward the islands in the Caribbean because the answer lies just a ...

Marinas. Lee & Charlotte

Lee County The Boat House at Sanibel Marina 634 North Yachtsman Drive, Sanibel 239-472-2531 Captiva Kayak Company/Wildside Adventures 11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva 239-395-2925 Captiva Cruises at McCarthy's Marina 11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva 239-472-5300 The Castaways ...

Beaches

Gentle waves roll in to the sugar-sand beaches of Sanibel and Captiva from the beautiful, turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. At the end of Periwinkle Way, on the eastern tip of Sanibel, is the Sanibel Lighthouse with a lovely beach where San Carlos Bay meets the Gulf of Mexico. While not ...

Dining

Sanibel and Captiva are great places to find delicious meals at all times of the day and in all atmospheres from casual to formal. Check out the delectable delights in the marina-side casual setting of Gramma Dot’s, the traditional atmosphere of Timbers and the Sanibel Grille, or the elegant ...

Entertainment

And lest anyone think that the Sanibel and Captiva islands are just art and nature, be assured visitors will find an assortment of evening entertainment as well. The Schoolhouse Theatre on Periwinkle Way has been entertaining visitors and residents for many years with new and old favorite ...

Explore the Gulf Islands

A chain of barrier islands protect the entire western shoreline of Charlotte County, from Englewood to Boca Grande, and each is more beautiful than the next. Manasota Key Manasota Key is located at the extreme northern end of Charlotte County, just across Lemon Bay from Englewood. Visitors ...

Sanibel Island Demographics

Sanibel-Captiva Island Demographics: as of 1/2008 Island Age 5,000 years (plus/minus) Island Area Total acres 11,600 Acres upland 7,930 Acres mangrove 2,800 Island Shore Land 24 miles Beach Frontage 15 miles Gulf of Mexico 11 miles ...