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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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  • We stopped here early to watch the sun rise over the mainland of FL, beautiful! (I wasn't sure what a "causeway" was before we went so here is my definition: the 2 tiny land bridges that connect Sanib...  more »
  • Great area to enjoy the beach and view the surrounding islands etc. Also doesn't cost the $4/hr to park as it does at the Sanibel Island public beaches. 
  • Beautiful views of Sanibel Island and mainland. Beach and picnic areas midway provide interesting areas to stop and view the waterway.