A beautiful place to visit in Florida is Sanibel-Captiva island. I had hoped to spend a lot of time there on this trip, but it didn't quite work out. Next time ;-)
We did get to spend a few hours on Captiva and I was in the ocean for 98% of that time with the little tykes of the family so tragically, I hardly captured the beach! Amateur move, right?
I did, however, have an eagle eye on this:
Apparently some nesting was going on, and this mama (?) was on guard!!
I also managed to capture the cutest, pruniest, sandy feet at the beach.. not that I am biased at all...
Where are the pictures?!!!!
I mean, I swear I took more pictures than this.. maybe not. ARGGGG! What was I thinking? I know the day ended up being quite rushed.
We went out to Captiva for just a couple of hours. There is a parking lot there and the cost is about $4/hour if I remember correctly. So if you wanted to spend an entire day at the beach, it could get quite steep. But if you want to do some of the other things Captiva has to offer, or Sanibel, it wouldn't be as bad.
What Does Sanibel- Captiva have to offer?
* Marinas and Boating
* Snorkeling & Scuba Diving
* Water Sports
* Health Clubs
* Arts & Entertainment
* Bird Watching
* Science and Nature Centers
* Nature Tours and Historical Walks
* Bike Rentals, Mopeds, Segway Rentals
* Golf and Street Cart Rentals
So there really is something for everyone.. and more!
You can find out about any or all of those things by clicking the link above or visiting the Sanibel-Captiva Website which has an incredible amount of information to help you plan your trip!
If you love shelling...
If you love shelling, you should definitely visit the iLoveShelling blog run by Pam Rambo for incredible shelling tips, web cams, beach information, shelling trips, etc. It's really cool! She also has an instagram account that is fun to see in your feed! I mean.. she finds shells that I have never seen before, it's so incredible!! This is on my to-do list next time I'm in that part of Florida ;)