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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Sanibel Causeway and many more Sanibel Island attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Sanibel Island trip itinerary planning app.
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  • Even after the storm, they are rebuilding one of the most beautifull2.5 mile drives anywhere. One of a kind 
    Even after the storm, they are rebuilding one of the most beautifull2.5 mile drives anywhere. One of a kind  more »
  • The bridge reminded me of the ones in the Florida Keys - with small islands between bridge sections. Per the website it cost $6 to cross onto the island. 
    The bridge reminded me of the ones in the Florida Keys - with small islands between bridge sections. Per the website it cost $6 to cross onto the island.  more »
  • Since Covid it is not possible to pay cash on Causeway to enter the islands of Sanibel and Captiva.. it is also not possible to pay the toll online if in a rental car … total rip off .. now being... 
    Since Covid it is not possible to pay cash on Causeway to enter the islands of Sanibel and Captiva.. it is also not possible to pay the toll online if in a rental car … total rip off .. now being...  more »
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  • Been here several times. The causeway is free.. which is a positive. Not as good findings of shells as actually going to Sanibel but not bad. Clean, not crowded and a beautiful sunset almost every night.
  • We love this place. It is only $6 and one of the few "bus friendly" places that is near the water. A great place to spend the day or just for some Sundowners. It does get a bit crowded around sunset, but it is worth it.
  • Perfect place to park your car on the beach and have a BBQ
  • Great fishing. Caught bonnethead sharks, grouper and cervil jack
  • Remember driving this years and years ago to gather shells on the beach at Sanibel... Sadly, badly damaged by Hurricane Ian 09/28/2022, stranding the residents of Sanibel and Captiva Islands.

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