Don’t Spend Your Vacation in Traffic!


The City of Sanibel wants you to enjoy your vacation. During peak season, Sanibel Island experiences daily heavy on-bound traffic congestion from 8 a.m. to noon and heavy off-bound traffic between 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. On a weekly basis during peak season, Saturday traffic volumes are the highest, and traffic volumes are the lightest on Sundays and Tuesdays.

To best enjoy your visit to Sanibel:

  • Avoid driving on and off the Island during these peak times.
  • Plan in advance to travel around the Island by foot and bike.
  • Stay on Island – have dinner and shop on Island to avoid traffic delays.
  • Check the City of Sanibel website for traffic updates:

We look forward to your visit to our Island!
Mayor Kevin Ruane, City of Sanibel

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