Add a dessert or espresso break to your day at the all new “Simply Cupcakes” at Tahitian Gardens. Owners Dave and Iva originate from N. Carolina and make all recipes from scratch and with a southern flair. We’ve been treated and found the Red Velvet cupcakes simply irresistible. You’ll fall in love with this place!
Enjoy birding at its best in southwest Florida. Bring your binoculars and discover Brown Pelicans, Snowy Egrets, Little Blue Herons, White Ibis, Roseate Spoonbills, Piping Plovers among others.
Bunche Beach is a popular destination for bird lovers and is just a short distance off the causeway. Turn right onto John Morris Road and you will end up on the beach. We strongly suggest low tide for the best bird viewing as well as enjoying the spectacular views of the Sanibel causeway and lighthouse.
During this year’s 75th Shell Show and Fair Anniversary, “Shellabration”, a Guinness Book of World Records was attempted by islanders doing the Sanibel Stoop. Now it is official!
The Sanibel Community Association staged the world record for the largest Treasure Hunt Game. The official announcement says, “We are pleased to welcome you to the very select club of Guinness World Records title holders.” Over 478 “stoopers” registered and were counted as they “stooped” on Bowman’s Beach, February 17, 2012 for the aerial photographers.
Ocean’s Reach guests Penney and Faye were among the hundreds assembled to achieve the record holder position. They drove over from Jupiter, Florida, stooped over for the aerial cameras, and returned home the same morning. It was worth every minute to be part of such a fun group and world recognized event.
New road signs point to our great Florida birding trails in southwest Florida. Visit www.floridabirdingtrail.com to see why Florida is the #1 wildlife viewing destination in the country. Many birding sites are located on Sanibel and our local environs. When you start your trip from Ocean’s Reach you are never far from a great birding trail!
This info is supplied by the Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce with our thanks!
October Happenings at Sidney & Bernie Davis Art Center
Here is just a ‘tease’ of what’s happening, please go to their website for the full schedule.
Mondays, October 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Fort Myers Film Festival Mixers
Intellectualization: Come watch and discuss short films that are in consideration for the
Fort Myers Film Festival.
7- 9pm; doors open at 6:30pm, films start at 7pm
$5 / per person
Friday, October 5
Art Walk: The Art of Carl Schwartz
Friday, October 19
A big welcome back to the Krantz family from Denver. Little brother and big sister have recycled their much used shelling nets and buckets to find fish!
The Gulf is full of pin fish that they have scooped up, played with and then released back into the water.
Just another day of fascinating play and exploration in the Gulf of Mexico for this brother/sister duo who normally spend a lot of summer time hiking and super sliding in the Rockies.