What is Open on Sanibel?

Sanibel and Captiva Islands got hit hard by Hurricane Ian, but they are slowly rebuilding and recovering. You may want to support Sanibel and its recovery by coming for a visit, but are not sure what is even open yet!

Check out this guide to see what activities, shops, services, businesses, and restaurants are open on Sanibel and Captiva!

Things to Do on Sanibel & Captiva

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Retail Shops Open on Sanibel & Captiva

Addition: Ace Hardware on Sanibel is now open!

Accomodations Open on Sanibel

Services Open on Sanibel & Captiva

Restaurants Open On Sanibel

Restaurants Open on Captiva

Full Directory of the Open Restaurants on Sanibel & Captiva

For a full, detailed list of all the open Sanibel & Captiva restaurants that would love your patronage, see my post here:  What Restaurants are Open on Sanibel after Hurricane Ian?

Open Beaches on Sanibel

To see all the open beaches and beaches opening soon, along with their scheduled opening dates, see our post Are Sanibel Island Beaches Open?

Is Sanibel Ready for Visitors?

Is Sanibel open and ready for tourists yet? Should you plan a visit or wait? Check out my post Is Sanibel Island Open? (Is it okay to visit after Ian?)

Support Sanibel Businesses through Online Shopping!

Another great way to support the Sanibel shops, artists, and restaurants is to buy through their online shops! Many of these are not open yet in their brick-and-mortar location, so online sales will definitely help them recover and rebuild so they can open in the not-too-distant future!

You can check out the online shopping directory at Sanibel Island Online Shopping Directory (after Hurricane Ian)

Help Support Sanibel Recovery Efforts

Sanibel Island is special in our hearts as well as many others, who are heartbroken over the devastation that Hurricane Ian brought this friendly little island in SW Florida.

Living in southwest Florida ourselves, and Sanibel being our "home away from home," we wanted a way to help those impacted by Hurricane Ian to rebuild and come back stronger and more beautiful than ever, so that families can continue to be able to create wonderful lifelong memories in this little slice of paradise.

$5 of every shirt purchased will go towards SW Florida relief efforts at: F.I.S.H. of SanCap and  Sanibel businesses that have been impacted by Hurricane Ian.

Click HERE to purchase. 💜 Thank you!

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  1. Tammy

    Thank you for providing such thorough information!

    Have you heard of any volunteer needs on Sanibel? I’ve spent many happy weeks on the island, and would love to give back.

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