Causeway Islands Park, Sanibel Island

#12 of 15 in Parks in Sanibel Island
Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
This facility, approximately 10 acres, is located on SR/CR 867, consists of the road sides of two spoil islands built and used to link the mainland to Sanibel Island. The causeway bisects San Carlos Bay a short distance from the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River, that allows bay and gulf side access.

As you are traveling from the mainland towards Sanibel Island you will pass through a D.O.T. Toll booth (toll is $6.00 , no fee required for park use) then crossover a "sky" bridge and arrive at the first island, referred to as "Island A". If you continue on, you will crossover another "flat" bridge and arrive at the second island referred to as "Island B".

Both islands have been a very popular destination since built and can accessed from the water as well. Some of the activities enjoyed are fishing, wading/swimming (beware of submerged structures), picnicking, canoeing/kayaking, (no launching or retrieval of vessels, this would include both aerial and water type crafts), wind surfing, kite boarding, shelling, sun bathing or just plain relaxing in the shade.

Island "A" has parking only. Island "B" offers restrooms, drinking fountains (located on each side of the road) and a few picnic tables on the gulf side. Grilling is permitted, so feel free to bring your own. No ground fires permitted. No alcoholic beverages allowed. "Leashed" pets welcomed but, please remember to clean up after your pet.
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  • Best shelling we found on Sanibel. Bigger shells were found. We were there before a storm and large shell were rolling in.  more »
  • Great place to stop along the causeway to collect shells. It's easy to pull off and back onto the road and since we were off season there was no problem to find a parking spot.  more »
  • This is just a perfect way to experience Southwest Florida. While it is free, you are stuck paying the $6.00 Sanibel Toll to get there. The views are breathtaking and wild life abounds. It's hard not to see Dolphins swim by and Brown Pelicans do their driving into the water for food. Bring your pole the fishing is good. There are restrooms that are usually well maintained. They best time to go is durning the week. Weekends are busy and holidays make it real tough to find a spot.
  • This place is sooo good. A great place for hanging out. There are bbq’s to use and make some scrumptious food. The water is pretty clear and also very calm, there’s barely any waves! Trees in the area offer shade which makes this place perfect for visiting with family and friends. Definitely recommend!!

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