Imagine lying on the beach with your toes buried in the sand and the cool, salty breeze enveloping you. Experience this and much more on Sanibel Island. Welcome to Sanibel Island, where the water is clear and the activities are plentiful. You'll wonder why you waited so long to visit! This island paradise has a surprise located around every corner, and there are lots of Sanibel Island attractions for kids. With a variety of kid-friendly hotels in Sanibel and things to do in Sanibel Island, you'll find something to please every member of the family.
Bowman's Beach is the perfect place for a picnic on the beach. At this Sanibel Island attraction, you can take in the beautiful scenery while your children go on a scavenger hunt for seashells and rocks and splash through the water to cool off.
If you're looking to get in tune with nature, you'll want to check out some of the tours available. Tarpon Bay Explorers, one of many Sanibel Island tourist attractions, has both kayak and tram tours that explore the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Children of all ages are in for a real treat here with the touch tank exploration. This wonderful Sanibel Island attraction for kids gets your entire family up close and personal with a variety of creatures found in the sea. Children are able to "touch" sea stars, horseshoe crabs, sea urchins, hermit crabs, oysters and many more critters while learning about their biology and place in the ecosystem.
From time to time, children need a positive way to release their bottled-up energy. This tropical island has the perfect solution. Located In the center of town, the Sanibel Community Playground is always just a short distance away. This kid-friendly Sanibel Island attraction comes complete with swings, slides and things to climb on. Children can run and play while parents get a well-deserved break.
Periwinkle Way provides the most direct way through the island. Filled with quaint cafes, small shops, boutiques and a variety of galleries, it's a great place to take the family for an afternoon or a night on the town. With the streets lined with merchants selling almost anything you can imagine, you'll find plenty of souvenirs by which to remember this vacation.
What's a beach without shells? One of the most popular things to do in Sanibel Island is visit the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. In addition to learning about the various shells and the creatures that inhabit them, you'll find a learning lab where children can get their hands on all the shells they desire. This Sanibel Island attraction for kids is sure to be a hit that they'll talk about for ages.
With the many Sanibel Island attractions for kids, including beautiful scenery, water sports, trails, museums, bike riding, shops and the beach, this vacation is sure to be remembered fondly by your kids for years to come. The best thing is before you even leave, you can start planning your next Sanibel family vacation at hotels such as the Island Inn on Sanibel Island.