Sanibel Public Access Beach Information

Blindpass Beach

  • Located at the very West End of Sanibel  Island

  • City Owned and Maintained

  • Acreage = 1.5

  • 28 Parking Spaces

  • A or B Parking Permits Can Be Used or general parking Fee of $2.00 Per Hour

  • Handicapped Accessible

Bowman’s Beach

  • Located Off San-Cap Road

  • County Owned, City Maintained

  • Acreage = 50.0

  • Changing Room- Showers (2)

  • Drinking Fountains (2)- Soda Machine- Picnic Areas – 24 Tables, 6 Grills

  • West End of Island

  • Restrooms

  • 218 Parking Spaces

  • A or B Parking Permits Can Be Used or --- Lee County Permit or --- General Parking Fee of $2.00 Per Hour

  • Handicapped Accessible

  • Bike Racks- Playground- Fitness Trail- Pavilion

 

Gulfside Beach (Algiers)

  • 2001 Algiers Lane

  • Located Off Casa Ybel Road

  • City Owned and Maintained

  • Acreage = 27.5

  • Bike Racks- Drinking Fountain- Outside Shower

  • Mid Section of Island

  • Restrooms- Picnic Area – 5 Tables, 3 B-B-Q Grills

  • 46 Parking Spaces

  • C Permit Only or General Parking Fee of $2.00 Per Hour

  • Handicapped Accessible

Lighthouse Beach & Fishing Pier

  • 112 Periwinkle Way

  • Located Very East End of Island

  • Coastguard Owned, City Maintained

  • Acreage 44.7

  • East End of Island

  • Fishing Pier (on Bay Side)

  • Shell Display- Drinking Fountains- Picnic Area (Gulfside – 3 Picnic Tables, 1 Grill)

  • (Fishing Pier – 3 Picnic Tables, 2 B-B-Q Grills)

  • Bike Racks

  • 150 Parking Spaces

  • A or B Permits Can Be Used or General Parking Fee of $2.00 Per Hour

  • Restrooms

  • Handicapped Accessible

  • 24 Hour Parking

Tarpon Bay Beach

  • Use Trost Parking Lot for Beach Parking

  • Located End of Tarpon Bay Road Gulf Side

  • City Owned and Maintained

  • Acreage = 0.9

  • Bike Rack

  • Mid Section of Island

  • 70 Parking Spaces

  • A or B Parking Permits Can Be Used or General Parking Fee of $2.00 Per Hour

  • Restrooms- Outside Shower

  • Handicapped Accessible

Turner Beach

  • 17200 San-Cap Road

  • Located on Captiva, Just Across the Bridge From Sanibel

  • County Owned and City Maintained

  • Acreage = 2.0

  • West End of Island

  • Restrooms

  • 25 Parking Spaces

  • Lee County Permit or General Parking Fee of $2.00 Per Hour

  • Handicapped Accessible

  • Showers- Drinking Fountain

Boat Ramp

  • Located First Left When Entering the Island

  • City Owned and Maintained

  • Acreage = 6.0-

  • North and East of Island

  • 78 Parking Spaces

  • C Parking Permits Only or General Parking Fee of $2.00 Per Hour

  • Picnic Area – 3 Tables, 2 Grills

  • Handicapped Accessible

  • Bike Rack

  • Restrooms

  • Located across from the  Chamber of Commerce

A Parking Permits Only

  • West Gulf Drive

  • Buttonwood Lane

  • Seagrape Lane

  • East Gulf at Colony Bay Drive

 

A or B Parking Permits Only

  • Fulgur Street

  • Donax Street

  • Nerita Street

  • Beach Road

  • Bailey Road

  • Dixie Beach

  • Sanctuary Overlook

PARKING ON SANIBEL

No roadside parking permitted on Sanibel except in designated parking areas.  Oversized vehicles are permitted to park in designated parking spots within Bowman’s Beach Parking Lot, the Gulfside City Park, the Lighthouse Beach Parking Area and the Trost Parking Area on the east side of Tarpon Bay Road.  Overnight parking is prohibited in all residential/restricted parking areas.

PARKING PERMIT INFORMATION

**VEHICLE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED**Beach Access Parking Permits are available at the Sanibel Recreation Center, 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road during regular hours: Monday – Thursday 6:30 am – 8 pm, Friday 6:30 am – 6:30 pm, Saturday 8 am – 5 pm and Sunday 12 – 5 pm.  Permits must be affixed to the lower front windshield on the passenger side.

 

Parking permit decals/fees:
Resident “A” $12 Taxpayer/Property Owner
Restricted “B” $90 Non-resident
Restricted “C” $90 Resident/Non-resident
Resident “A/C” $102 Resident
Restricted “B/C” $180 Non-resident
Transfer or reissue $3 (residential and restricted)
**Vehicle registration is required to obtain any parking permit.**

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR OBTAINING “A” RESIDENT PERMIT

ONE OF THE FOLLOWING IS NEEDED:

  • Valid Florida Driver’s License showing a Sanibel address.

  • Lee County voter registration card showing a Sanibel address.􀁸

  • Declaration of Domicile showing a Sanibel address.

  • Tax bill showing homestead exemption for property on Sanibel.

  • Tax bill showing property ownership on Sanibel.

 

 

PARKING REGULATIONS ARE STRICTLY ENFORCED

$50 FINE FOR ILLEGAL PARKING

If paid before 15 days, fine will be reduced to $35. For any changes to your parking application in reference to your vehicle, call the Parking Office to update.