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. has more info.

It’s about as big a deal as happens on Sanibel. Shell collectors show by the thousands to comb the beaches for shells and see what other collectors have to show for their efforts.

Some of the best shelling takes place here on our quiet beach. It’s part of what we call the TRUE SANIBEL experience {link to index page].

Of course, if you tire of the Sanibel Stoop, get a little too much sand with your shelling and want to relax at our heated pool, [link to pool scene] it will be waiting for you. You can even order a refreshing beverage at our pool deck bar. The views of the Gulf [link to gulf view scene] are stunning.

The fair is held at the Community Center, on Periwinkle Way, which easy to get to by car or on a bike that we will happily can rent you at West Wind Island Resort.)