Spanning 10-acres of land, the Causeway Island Park links the Sanibel's mainland to its Island via a road that passes over two small islands. If you are driving to Sanibel Island from the mainland on SR/CR 867, you will pass through a DOT Tollbooth with a $6 fee associated with it. Once over the bridge, you will first come upon Island A. If you keep going, you will arrive at Island B. Both Islands are well populated, and feature the Causeway Beaches along the road. Island B has more amenities than just a parking lot, such as restrooms, areas to picnic, and freshwater sources. You can romp with your pup on either island, as long as they stay on-leash.
In certain areas, you can get both bay and gulf access, where you and your pup can enjoy tons of fun activities, such as water sports and swimming! The shallow shore lines are perfect to introduce your furry bestie to the idea of swimming, or to wade through the water with them for a cool down. To fish, be sure to get a Saltwater Fishing License, which is free to residents. Grills are available on site for public use on Island B, or you can bring your own! And a super pawtastic feature of these island beaches is that you can pull your vehicle right up to the water's edge, giving you close access and free parking.
Large trees create a natural shade where you and your doggo can take cover from the sun. Island B has water fountains where you can fill up a water bowl for your pupper to stay hydrated. If you plan on enjoying the beaches on Island A, be prepared with your own water. Keep your furball on a leash on both of the Causeway Island's beaches, and be sure to pack some bags to help clean up after your doggie!
For a woofderful day in the sand and sun with your doggo, check out the Causeway Beaches on your way to Sanibel Island!