Best way to get around the islands
Sanibel Island is a popular destination with 15 miles of beaches famous for shelling, abundant nature (over half the island is set aside as wildlife refuges), fishing and other activities. Traffic can crawl, but the good news is you can reach almost anywhere on Sanibel Island by bike! There are 25 miles of paved, shared-use paths and trails. They run east-west and north-south, leading to the lighthouse, beaches, restaurants, shopping, residential areas, and resorts. There are many bicycle racks to make parking easy. Cyclists also can ride Wildlife Drive, a 4.3-mile paved road through the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.