Beach Walks

Guided by our passionate shell experts!

Dr. José H. Leal guides a beach walk for Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum on Sanibel Island, Florida

Daily Island Inn Beach Walks

All Beach Walks are cancelled until further notice.

Join a Museum scientist for an hour-long beach walk exploring the shells, mollusks, and other marine life that washes ashore on Sanibel Island.

 

Time:

9 am daily (except on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day)

 

Location:

Meet at the big chair outside the Island Inn at 3111 W Gulf Dr. Sanibel, FL 33957

 

Price:

Adult (18+): $15

Youth (12–17 years): $9

Child (5–11 years): $7

Under 5: FREE (but must be registered)

Advance booking required.

Purchase Tickets:

Please call 239-395-2233 or visit the front desk to purchase tickets.

Other Information:

  • Free parking is available at Island Inn.

  • If we cancel your tour due to weather, we will refund your tickets. Tickets are otherwise non-refundable.

  • Staying at Island Inn? Please purchase tour tickets directly through the inn.

  • Tour funding provided in part by Culture Builds Florida.

Bunche Beach Walks (Available Summer 2020)

 

Join Museum Science Director & Curator Dr. José H. Leal for a low tide excursion into the wide, sandy expanse of San Carlos Bay/Bunche Beach Preserve! Dedicated in 1949, the 718-acre tidal wetland is a pristine example of Southwest Florida’s “back bay” coastal ecosystems. At low tides its shallow slope allows for terrific observation of mollusks and other marine life.

 

Location:

18201 John Morris Rd. Fort Myers, FL 33931