Property at a Glance: Anchor Inn and Cottages
As the maritime-influenced name would suggest, Anchor Inn and Cottages surrounds you with the ambiance of ocean-based island life. Rooms are adorned with sea-inspired decor, using soothing blue and white accents to remind you of the neighboring crashing waves and sandy beaches. The outdoor pool and sizeable tree-lined sundeck area even let you enjoy the beach perks of taking a dip or lying in the sun without even leaving the property.
- Feel at home in units equipped with WiFi, a microwave, and mini refrigerator so you can settle in comfortably.
- Go for a hike on 30 miles of paths next to the inn, and visit nearby Fishing Pier and Lighthouse beach.
- Have a picnic in the barbecue areas and play a friendly game of cornhole, horeshoes, or shuffleboard.
- Forget something?: The Inn provides free rentals of beach chairs, umbrellas, and beach towels.
Sanibel Island, Florida: Secluded White-Sand Beaches with Plenty of Seashells
Sanibel Island stretches from Florida’s southwestern coast into the Gulf of Mexico. Both Sanibel and Captiva islands boast miles of secluded white-sand beaches scattered with more than 400 kinds of seashells. Kayaking in the calm waters of Pine Island Sound and fishing for redfish and grouper in the gulf are popular pastimes here.
To see even more local wildlife, head to Sanibel’s J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The waterfront park is home to a wealth of birds, including ospreys, turkey vultures, and snowy egrets. You can observe them from walking and biking trails framed by native vegetation.