Yearly Archives: 2012

West Wind Inn welcomes bird-watchers to Sanibel

According to Peter Greenberg, a writer known for his expertise in travel to nature attractions, Sanibel’s “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is a top place to bird-watch. The refuge’s 6,400 acres of salt marshes and mangrove forests host more than

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Annual 4th of July fireworks display on Sanibel Island

After two years of fund-raising struggle, the annual 4th of July fireworks display on Sanibel Island will be manged by the Chamber of Commerce. God bless them and the Presenting Sponsor this year –  John & Jay at John R

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The Quest for the Illusive Mangrove Cuckoo

They have been busy at “Ding” Darling, tracking Mangrove Cuckoo. This bird is difficult to spot because it stays in the mangroves and getting in there to to spot one usually requires a boat and some special skills.   As

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Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival

One of the great events in our area is  the Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival . This year’s event is in November, from the 1st to the 4th.   It will offer on-water instruction, demonstrations, seminars, races, social events for participants

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With Easter Sunday just hours away,

With Easter Sunday just hours away, it occurs to us that some of our guests and others who read this blog may be looking for a church on Sanibel Island to celebrate the event. Here’s a list, including phone numbers

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Should Sanibel be a synonym for "the best"?

Sanibelians are justifiably proud that Arthur Frommer called their island his #1 favorite place to vacation. Add to that the pride of being the location of a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon public school. Now comes news that the Sanibel Public

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West Wind Inn on Sanibel is the nearest Sanibel beach resort to J.N "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge

West Wind Inn on Sanibel is the nearest Sanibel beach resort to J.N “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, which Arthur Frommer indicated was a major rason for him naming Sanibel Island as his #! vacation destination in the world. That

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Randell Research Center

If you are planning on staying with us in mid-March, here’s a neat excursion to take: Just across the Pine Island Sound, the non-beach side of Sanibel, lies Pine Island and the Randell Research Center. It’s a major resource for

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Sanibel Shell Fair

The Annual Sanibel Shell Fair starts on March 1 and finishes March 3. It’s a great event for everyone, but especially for shell collectors. http://www.shellabration2012.com/ has more info. It’s about as big a deal as happens on Sanibel. Shell collectors

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Lee County supports Tourism

Everyone on Sanibel actively supports and promotes tourism. Visitors to West Wind Inn not only are our life’s blood, but also some of our best friends. We dearly love to see you each year. This spirit of hospitality is not

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