How long to drive to Sanibel from WDW?

Discussion in 'Disney for Families' started by The Mystery Machine, Mar 12, 2001.

  1. The Mystery Machine

    The Mystery Machine Sunrise at my house. :+)

    Jan 4, 2001
    Hi! Hubby and I are planning on going to the beach after WDW, (DD's 4 & 10). I know nothing of FL. Anyway we have decided on the Gulf. Clearwater Beach is 2 1/2 hours away. Sanibel sounds great, but it is further South. How long does it take to drive to Sanibel? Jeannine
    HRH/CBR June 2001
  2. AngieIL

    AngieIL Earning My Ears

    Sep 14, 1999
    It took us four hours to drive from Captiva to WDW, but that included a bathroom break and a stop for a speeding ticket! Sanibel is wonderful, and is a perfect precursor to WDW.
  3. FLgirl1203

    FLgirl1203 Mouseketeer

    Nov 9, 2000
    I live in Naples (a little further south than Sanibel. Southwest FL is a great way to relax after Disney crazyness! About 3 1/2 - 4 hours (max) is the driving distance. Make sure to go to the Bubble Room on Captiva place to eat! Enjoy
  4. dennis99ss

    dennis99ss DIS Veteran

    Feb 6, 2001
    sanibel is great. more sea shells than you can imagine. be sure to bring those beach shoes.

    try the sanibel inn. the porches have screens on them. what a great way to sleep, hearing the gulf. also, rooms have refrig.

    then, be sure to eat at bubbles, on captiva, and, of course, cheeseburger/cheeseburger. eat a pounnd, get a photo on the wall.

    all in all, if sanibel was closer, i'd be there all the time.
  5. Karlad1

    Karlad1 Earning My Ears

    Jan 19, 2001
    I just want to clarify that Clearwater Beach is only 1 and 1/2 hours away from WDW. We made the trip 2 years ago and are planning on doing it again this year. Clearwater Beach is beautiful.
    Have fun wherever you decide to go.

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