The Best Kept Secret in the State of Florida

If you ask me- The best kept secret in Florida is Sanibel Island. Sanibel Island is an island off the coast of Ft. Myers, Florida. A natural phenomena,  seashells from all over the world wash up on this fabulous island. The Island is known for it’s shelling beaches and wildlife reserves, a combination that keeps this Island preserved and serene.  One of the reasons for these accumulations of shells is the fact that Sanibel is a barrier island which has an east-west orientation. It is also due to the fact that Sanibel is part of a large plateau that extends into the Gulf of Mexico, this plateau serves as the perfect shelf for seashells to gather upon.

There is only one way on and off the Island and that is a three mile causeway that connects the Island to the mainland,  most days you can see dolphins as you cross over!!  Delightful! The main transportation on this sunny little island is on by bike, although daytime tourists do flood the Island with vehicles. At night, if you’re out for a walk on the beach, you won’t see any light’s on so as to protect the sea turtles that come ashore. It is most definitely one of my favourite places on earth…

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