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Sanibel Causeway, Sanibel Island

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Spanning the San Carlos Bay, Sanibel Causeway connects Sanibel Island to Florida's mainland at Fort Myers. Newly rebuilt in 2007, the bridge is accessible to both cars and bicycles. The 4.5-km (2.8-mi) drive across offers unmatched views of the bay, with opportunities to pull over and snap photos periodically. Two man-made islands connect the three separate bridges making up the causeway. Stop at one of the islands for a quiet place to have a picnic. Work out when and for how long to visit Sanibel Causeway and other Sanibel Island attractions using our handy Sanibel Island family vacation planner.
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  • On your way in or out of Sanibel,pull off and enjoy the views of the mainland as well as the waters.Relaxed beach right of ways. 
  • The view from atop this causeway makes you want to stop and stay awhile but keep going as the island only gets better and better. 
  • The causeway is great for sitting and relaxing, watching for dolphin, fishing and watching the kite surfers on a windy day.