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The barrier islands of Sanibel and Captiva

The barrier islands of Sanibel and Captiva are renowned for their award-winning sandy beaches, picture-perfect sunsets and world-class shelling, but they also feature a mix of activities for all ages and interests making them a top destination for family trips, nature adventures or romantic getaways. Located just offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, the islands boast over 15 miles of unspoiled beaches, along with approximately 250 different kinds of seashells. Home to the “Sanibel Stoop” — the bent-at-the-waist stance taken when bending over to retrieve a shell — the islands are ...

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