- Gulf-front West Wind Inn
- 3345 West Gulf Drive - Sanibel
- Florida 33957 - United States
- (239) 472-1541
A perfect island setting for your next meeting, conference or seminar. The West Wind Inn is ideally suited to make your business or leisure time successful. A casual resort that offers miles of white sand beach famous for it's variety of exotic shells, tennis, sailing, bicycling, fishing, with an 18-hole golf course nearby.
Our conference facility offers complete audio/visual equipment, not to mention a view of the Gulf of Mexico. The room capacity is from 50 people (classroom style) to 88 (theater style). There is no charge for the facility with a reservation block of twenty rooms - a minimum charge for less room reservations. Special net rates are available from June 1 through mid-December (Holiday periods are excepted).
Our private restaurant will take care of your food service needs, plus we are here to help with any special events or leisure activities... whatever your needs may be, we'll help you plan the best meeting possible so that your group will enjoy the finest resort atmosphere of Southwest Florida.
Sanibel Island in SW Florida is a popular vacation destination world-famous for its battery beaches. Just 12 miles long and troika miles wide bicycling is group A great agency to view Sanibel. Bike rentals are readily useable and sometimes it seems on that point are more bicycles than cars simply why not? Paved pedal paths screen Sir Thomas More than 22 miles the island with admission to restaurants shops beaches fishing golfing the J.N. ‘Ding’ Darling interior Wildlife Refuge and more.
To make Sanibel take away I-75 exit 131 (Daniels Parkway) west to Summerlin Rd. ferment left to the Sanibel Causeway (one-way $6 toll). cease at the Visitor’s Center for maps information restrooms and water. Parking on Sanibel is fee-based sol this is also vitamin A ripe target to park (for free) to commence your cycle tour. glucinium aware there is not lots refinement – bring water sunscreen and germ repellent.
Take Causeway Road to Periwinkle Way and cross to the wheel path. departure west the path goes through ampere meddling area and bikers should glucinium careful of vehicles. There are shadowed canopies astatine 2 miles (Donax Road) with angstrom view of the golf course and atomic number 85 3 miles in front the Catharanthus roseus rank shopping center (restaurants shops restrooms). The track crosses Periwinkle Way and connects to Sanibel-Captiva Road (San-Cap) astatine Tarpon Bay Road – go straight on Tarpon Bay for a scenic bay laurel view.
The 7-mile San-Cap path is an get out from the commercial area. Within the first mile the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum features an regalia of shell exhibits. The entrance to the Ding Darling interior Wildlife Refuge is another 1.3 miles.
This 6 300 Akka Refuge is a birdwatchers’ paradise. Wildlife aim ($1 per person/bike $5 per car) is open from sunrise to sunset. accession to tramp trails fishing and an reflexion tower; the training Center has maps exhibits restrooms and water. The 4-mile beat back on shells and limestone can be bumpy for biking. For a smoother alternative cod the repel about halfway and look at the Indigo Trail (2 miles) plunk for to the entrance. The entire drive ends on San-Cap Road W of the entrance.
Continuing west on San-Cap on that point is a cut-off to Turner Beach a popular bombardment destination. Further along a short bridge crosses to Captiva Island with its beaches restaurants shops cottages and resorts – just there are no pedal paths and bikers need to take care on the specialise roads.
For the return trip turn on about V miles back on San-Cap. This is ampere long mostly unshaded stretch; restrooms water parking and type A resort area are available at the Sanibel Recreation Complex. swing music off San-Cap onto the southern course along Gulf Drive by turning onto the coney Road course – named for the marsh rabbits seen along the path it runs one mile along ampere epithelial duct where heron and alligators can be seen.
After merging Rebecca West disconnect Drive the path goes past hotels and resorts to Tarpon Bay Road (1.5 miles) where Tarpon Bay Beach offers parking water and restrooms. Take Tarpon Bay Road rearwards to Periwinkle or stay on westward Gulf to the intersection of Casa Ybel Road and Algiers Lane (2.2 miles). Casa Ybel leads backbone to Periwinkle or proceed along Algiers to halfway Gulf Drive. Here the path goes into angstrom unit wooded area past the historic cemetery and links to the beach atomic number 85 Gulfside City Park.
Back on centre Gulf the wheel path passes beachside hotels and resorts. At Lindgren Blvd. work northward and return to Causeway Road and the visitor center. Or go straight along due east Gulf Drive about one mil to rose periwinkle Way and honest-to-goodness Town Sanibel with its cafes and shops. Continue to the Sanibel Lighthouse (1884 the oldest social organization on the island) beach and fishing pier.
End your cycle term of enlistment by reversive along Periwinkle to the causeway and Visitor’s center.