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Sanibel Stars

Sanibel Stars are worth a visit. In 2000, the City of Sanibel passed a regulation that required restrictions on all man-made light. The original intent was to prevent such illumination from confusing baby turtles as they emerge from their nests on the Sanibel Island Gulf beaches. When the baby turtles emerges from their shells and […]

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Prepare to be “stunned”

Online rating service, “Buzzfeed,” has named Sanibel at the top of its list of America’s most “stunning small towns. We agre. Buzzfeed lists Sanibel’s “seclusion and untouched beauty as its strong-points and mentions the absence of tall buildings (we call them “high-rises”). And yes, we said “top” as in #1. We present our spectacular beach […]

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Beach Chairs

Occasionally, we read questions online about “beach chairs”. Are they available? Are they for rent? Should I buy some inexpensive beach chairs at Kmart and donate them to a thrift shop when I leave Sanibel to go home Different hotels, inns and condo associations have different arrangements. At West Wind Inn Sanibel beach resort, we […]

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They love us in Miami

They love us in Miami. And not just for our Sanibel beach, which is reason enough, of course. Author Robin Soslow writes in the Miami Herald about a trip to Sanibel and to our favorite National Wildlife Refuge, “Ding” Darling. Soslow is practically ecstatic about watching roseate spoonbills flocking into the “Ding”. The point is […]

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E Awards

It’s E Awards time again at West Wind Inn. For those readers who don’t know about E Awards, here’s brief description: For many years, Elaine McLaughlin was the Executive Director of the Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau. That’s the organization charged with providing an exceptional experiences for people who visit Sanibel Island and other […]

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