New beach access and boat ramps opening on Monday in the City of Sanibel

Writer: Paul Dolan
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A Sanibel beach. CREDIT: WINK News

On Monday, March 6, the City of Sanibel will open several beaches and boat ramps.

According to reports from the City of Sanibel, beach parking will be available at Bowman’s Beach Park and Gulf Side City Park on Monday. Bowman’s Beach Park has 220 parking spaces open, while Gulf Side City Park has 46 parking spots.

In February, Blind Pass Beach Park and Tarpon Bay Road Beach Park opened to the public.

You’ll need a Sanibel Beach Parking Permit or pay a $5 per hour parking fee to park at one of the Sanibel Beach Access parking areas. Click here to get information on Sanibel’s Mobile Pay system.

Sanibel’s Boat Ramp and boat/trailer parking will also open on Monday. It’s located at 888 Sextant Drive, where 39 boat trailer parking spots will be.

Below are rules for the Sanibel Boat Ramp; read them carefully since some have changed.

  • The boat ramp will be open to permit holders only on weekends and Holidays.
  • On weekdays it is open to the public (non-permit holders) for a $40 daily fee.
  • There is no beach access at the Sanibel Boat Ramp at this time.
  • Commercial use of the boat ramp is prohibited.
  • Fines for violations at the boat ramp are $250.

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