One of our readers tells us Sanibel Island, which is in Lee County, permits dogs on the beaches, but pets must remain on a leash at all times and guardians must pick up after them. Pets are not permitted on nearby Captiva.
"A wonderful place to take your dogs. They must stay on a leash, but that is not a problem, once you visit you’ll want to return."
"The best bet for dog people in Lee County is to pay the $6.00 toll and go to Sanibel Island. Bowman's Beach is leashed and humans must pick clean up after their dogs."
"This pet-friendly park is big, open, sandy, clean and not too crowded. You can take your dog right onto the beach and right into the ocean. Parking is $2.00 an hour.
"Please mind your dog. This is one of the very few areas on the islands that tolerates pets."
NOTE: We can't visit every area on a regular basis, so if you have information about any dog parks or beaches, or any other animal recreation facilities, in the Sanibel area, please contact FloridaPets.net.