The white pelicans at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel Florida.
Tip: if you have a National Parks Pass there is no entrance fee
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#DingDarling #Sanibel An intent juvenile green heron is looking for lunch at the Ding Darling Wildlife habitat on Sanibel Island in Florida.
#FindingtheUniverse Tarpon Bay Road Beach on Sanibel island. Perfect blue sky, sandy beaches and best of all lots and lots and lots of sea shells. One of my favorite places on earth Get out of my mangrove, said the cute little bird. So many great birds to see in the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge Strolling for dinner at Ding Darling on Sanibel Island.
#FindingtheUniverse Always fun to take a drive through the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. For a small admission you can drive the six miles throughout this marvelous haven for wildlife - you never know what you may see - pictured is a roseate spoonbill that makes his home in the refuge . Home to alligators, crocodiles and white pelicans too! #MyHometown #reflections #Sanibel #usnationalpark #roseatespoonbill #Sanibel
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If you need peace and contact with nature, this is the place. Head shot of a juvenile green heron at Ding Darling.
#FindingtheUniverse Considered one of the best places in the world for collecting sea shells, the beaches of Sanibel Island, Florida are also one of the best places for long time lovers to take a long anniversary stroll. It is also an exceptional area for bird and wildlife watching. Learn more here: http://www.sanibelisland.com/ #Waterlust The JN Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge is part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States. It is world famous for it's amazing migratory bird populations and is home to over 245 species of birds. Lighthouse Newest Blog Post from #Sunny #Sanibel!!!
http://onelungtravels.blogspot.com/2014/10/sunshine-in-sanibel.html The cool thing about this beach there are thousands of sea shells along this beach- beach goers are encouraged to take as many as they want, an carry, load or lug with them. #Sanibel
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If you need peace and contact with nature, this is the place. Crab in the mangroves A day at the beach Take a break from shell collecting on the beach and visit 8 historical buildings in a village of Sanibel from 1880-1940s, including old post office, packing house, tea room, school house, general store, and this Sears kit home. Alligator in the sun
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Popular property highlights

Free breakfast
Beach
Free parking
Free WiFi
Swimming pool

Near wildlife refuge

Situated on a 350-foot-long Gulf of Mexico beach on the southern coast of Sanibel Island, this resort is within 2 miles of a national wildlife refuge and Periwinkle Way restaurants and boutiques.

Continental breakfast basket, sports

Sunset Beach Inn offers one of the island's largest swimming pools, along with shuffleboard courts and a tennis court. Continental breakfast basket, with freshly baked pastries and fruit, is included within the resort fee.

HBO, kitchenettes

Spacious, smoke-free guestrooms at Sunset Beach Inn feature kitchenettes, 300-thread-count linens, 42-inch TVs with DVD players and HBO, and complimentary wireless Internet and local calls.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Situated on about four tropically landscaped acres, the resort fronts 350 feet of private beach with spectacular views of the sun setting over the Gulf of Mexico. The J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, home to many native species of birds, reptiles, and mammals, is within two miles, as is Periwinkle Way, the island's “main street,” with galleries, restaurants, and boutiques. The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, where guests receive discounts, is five miles away.

The resort's outdoor pool is one of the largest on the island. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Guests enjoy free use of bicycles, kayaks, paddleboards, beach chairs, and beach towels. For tennis lovers access to the courts, racquets, and tennis balls are provided for free. Guests can play the courses at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club for a discounted fee that includes a golf cart.

Charcoal barbecue grills and picnic tables are also on site. Guest laundry facilities are available for a surcharge.

The Sunset Beach Inn is smoke-free.

Golfers can enjoy the links at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club for a discounted fee. Tennis court access including racquets and tennis balls is also part of the resort fee.

  • On private beach 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Picnic area 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Outdoor tennis court 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Beach towels 
  • Total number of rooms - 46 
  • Free self parking 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • On private beach  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Outdoor tennis court  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Microwave  
  • DVD player  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Private bathroom 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Desk 
  • DVD player 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Microwave 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Phone 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

Sunset Beach Inn serves a daily Continental breakfast basket (included in resort fee) with fresh breakfast breads, fruit, juices, and coffee.

The resort serves breakfast only, but numerous dining options are in the surrounding area.

Nearby restaurants:

Rassa Steaks & Seafood

Matzaluna's

Traders

Jacaranda

Island Cow

Doc Ford's

Nearby Things to Do

The resort has its own 350-foot stretch of private beach and offers complimentary chaise lounges for sunbathing. Sanibel Island is famous for its shell-strewn beaches; beachcombers are likely to be rewarded with striking specimens of the island's many indigenous mollusk species.

A heated outdoor pool, surrounded by chaise lounges, is one of the largest on the island. Adjacent to the pool area are two shuffleboard courts and a tennis court. Tennis rackets and balls are provided by the resort. Free bike rentals are also available.

Guests receive discounts at the semi-private Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, five miles away. The back nine of the Dunes golf course is an Audubon-sanctioned wildlife preserve, where many species of native wildlife can be observed. The club also has seven Har-Tru tennis courts.

The recreational activities listed below are available on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles on site 
  • Golf driving range on site 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Volleyball on site 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Fees

The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
The resort fee includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • In-room coffee
  • Parking
  • Additional inclusions
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel Name

  • Sunset Beach Inn
  • Sunset Beach Inn Sanibel
  • Sunset Beach Sanibel
  • Sanibel Island Sunset Beach Hotel
  • Sanibel Island Sunset Beach Resort
  • Sanibel Sunset Beach Hotel Sanibel Island
  • Sanibel Sunset Beach Resort

We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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