Sanibel Island, Florida
This complex is hard to beat as a fishing headquarters on the Sunshine State’s southwest coast.
By Claude Preston
The Sanibel and Captiva area of Florida features numerous options when it comes to lodging, from small beachfront condos to large mega homes that offer the finest in creature comforts. The Sanibel area is known for its world-class fishing, beaches, and family-friendly activities.
Checking all of those boxes are Blind Pass Condominiums. Situated at the northeast end of Sanibel, the complex’s prime location is conveniently positioned on one of the top 10 beaches in the U.S., Bowman’s Beach is known to be a favorite haunt for snook in the summer months as well.
The condos are just minutes from one of the best beaches in the nation.
Blind Pass Condominiums opened for business in 1975 and have been serving new and returning guests for over 45 years. They offer multiple lodging setups of both two-bedroom to three-bedroom condos and townhomes. Some units offer screened in porches.
All of the lodging options at Blind Pass Condominiums are just a short 5-minute walk from world-famous Bowman’s Beach and Clam Bayou. Some of the great amenities offered are tennis courts, one of the largest swimming pools on the island (completely redone in 2019), and an outdoor cooking area with gas grills for their guests use. Also on the property are complementary kayaks that you can reserve and launch into Clam Bayou from the property. From there you can explore all of Clam Bayou and make your way down to Blind Pass.
The complex has one of the biggest swimming pools on the island.
During our visit to the Sanibel area, Blind Pass Condominiums served as the perfect launching point for all of our activities. Only 10 minutes from the great dining at the Shoppes at Sanibel and in the other direction it is only 10 minutes from Captiva Island’s entertainment district.
Blind Pass Condominiums are also blessed to be surrounded by some of the best long-rod fishing in Florida. Less than 10 minutes away is the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. It is one of the best places to see Sanibel’s variety of wildlife. The 4.25-mile Wildlife Drive that loops through the preserve offers great points to spot and stalk rolling tarpon, or fish the culverts for snook! Outside of Ding Darling there are several beaches, stretching from Bowman’s Beach on the west to Lighthouse Beach at the east end.
The Islands of Sanibel and Captiva are a great place to visit and there is never a bad time for a visit. They offer some of the most accessible fly fishing and family activities in the southeast, so go when you can. Blind Pass Condominiums are centrally located and serve as a launching point for the islands. As you are planning your next trip to Sanibel, give Blind Pass Condominiums a call or check them out at blind-pass.com