Traffic On Sanibel

Our island is lovely, but this time of year (February- Early April), congestion on our quaint island streets can put a damper on your relaxing beach vacation. We would like to provide you with the most up to date traffic info so you can avoid the wait and spend your days just as you had planned to, enjoying everything our island paradise offers our guests.

The Sanibel Island Chamber of Commerce has provided the public with a network of tools to keep drivers informed and alert with the purpose of reducing traffic and keeping everyone moving. To begin, the first way to avoid traffic is to, you guessed it, hop on a bike and cruise around the island on our many miles of bike paths. You may bring your own bike or rent a bike from one of the many vendors on island for a minimal fee. We highly recommend using a bike whenever possible. You’ll get an up-close view of our tropical foliage as well as spot plenty of wildlife along the way.

Check out our blog post all about Biking on Sanibel here.

If you are unable to bike, or would prefer to use a car you should remember that traffic is heaviest along our main thoroughfares 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. Plan accordingly. The positives? These are prime hours to enjoy our beautiful beach and pool. Shell, soak up some rays and enjoy an afternoon siesta in your beautifully appointed gulf side apartment. If you feel like venturing out during these times, arrive early and stay a while. As you know, Sanibel plays host to hundreds of shops and restaurants with plenty of island flair.

To make managing your time and itinerary even easier, hop on our free Wi-Fi connection and visit to view LIVE traffic webcams that will provide you with a real-time view of Sanibel’s busiest intersections. You can also view these cams from the palm of your hand. Use your smartphone to view the website while you’re on the go.

If you’re tech savvy, download the official Sanibel traffic ap called Sanibel Bound, available for Iphone and Android devices. The app is free and will provide you with one click access to a stress-free Sanibel experience.

To install the either App, simply go to from your mobile device.

To Install the Android App click on the button “Get it On Google Play”.

To Install the Apple App click on the button “Download on the App Store”.

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