Sanibel Canal Homes
The boating opportunities surrounding Sanibel Island are truly magical for anyone who loves the water. San Carlos Bay, Pine Island Sound, the Intracoastal Waterway and the open waters of the Gulf are all close by. In the early days of Sanibel's development, gulf access canals were constructed to offer more residents the opportunity to live on the water. Canal homes are available in many locations throughout the island and are highly sought after places to live.
Not all Sanibel canals are created equal and some offer direct, deep water access and others have both tidal and boat size limitations for accessing the open waters. Some of Sanibel's canals are lined with seawalls and others feature natural stands of mangroves on their shores.