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Sanibel Causeway, Sanibel Island

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Scenic Drive
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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  • $ 6.50 to get on the island. getting off is free but $ 6.50 is steep and a bit of a rip off. I understand you need to maintain the causeway but $ 6.50? really  more »
  • This is a great place to watch sunsets on Sanibel. Take your favorite chair and bottle of wine and enjoy. Plenty of free parking.  more »
  • What a great place to go for sunset and for snapping some photos. We always go there at least once while visiting the island.  more »