Tarpon Bay Beach, Sanibel Island

4.2
#8 of 16 in Parks in Sanibel Island
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • Parking lot is close to the beach entrance. We were the first cars in the lot at 8am on a weekday, and lot was not full when we left at 1230. $5/hr. Beach was nice, lots of simple shells, nothing.....  more
    Parking lot is close to the beach entrance. We were the first cars in the lot at 8am on a weekday, and lot was not full when we left at 1230. $5/hr. Beach was nice, lots of simple shells, nothing.....  more »
  • The self-guided kayak trip through the mangroves was spectacular. A boat trip out to the bay brought a close-up view of dolphins. Both activities were fantastic. 
    The self-guided kayak trip through the mangroves was spectacular. A boat trip out to the bay brought a close-up view of dolphins. Both activities were fantastic.  more »
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  • This is a great beach that is close to everything. Do come early, even with great parking a few blocks away, it can get filled up. Superb facilities, restrooms, shower, picnic areas and a great beach. Don’t forget to pay the machine for parking, and the rest of your day will be bliss. The next beaches with an easier time parking are a ways out from the action. I recommend this beach to everyone.
  • I used to go to this beach every weekend and the one weekend I have my 2 month old and 2 toddlers I get a $300 ticket for being 10min late back to my car. The parking guy named Rick tells me he’s so sorry to call and see if they will throw out my ticket, I contact sanibel and they tell me go to court or pay the ticket. This beach has lost my business, I will gladly pay $30 at Fort Myers Beach or $8 at Lovers Key and not get a ticket for all day parking. It’s funny how the people who drive fancy cars don’t get tickets at this beach.

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