Dog lovers have reviewed this as one of the nicest beaches that allow dogs in Florida. Dogs must remain on a 6-foot leash. Owners are expected to clean up after their pets. You will need to bring your own poop bags. Similar to any dog park or dog beach, it is wise to be aware of the other dogs on the beach to protect your pet from any potential negative encounters.
The beach is near Captiva, on the west side of the island. To travel to Sanibel Island, there is a toll of $6.00. The parking can be expensive, at a fee of $5.00 an hour. There is a water fountain for dogs in the parking lot. To access the beach, you will need to walk for about one-quarter mile. The walk will include passage over a freshwater bridge.
If you plan to stay for more than a pass along the beach, you may want to have a snack or plan to picnic. Reviewers comment that it is best to bring your own food to avoid additional expenses. The beach has some amenities that include picnic tables, grills, bathrooms and bike racks. The beach is owned by Sanibel Public Works. It is a city-owned beach. Visitors comment that it continues to have a secluded quality and does not have the development noted in other parts of the island.