Many of our guests can’t wait to experience the island flavors of Southwest Florida. Fresh seafood is easily acquired and enjoyed when you stay with us at Gulf Breeze Cottages. From local fish markets to farmer’s markets, as well as local grocery stores and restaurants—you’re destined to discover a delicious, freshly caught meal (or two).
Located just 3 miles away from our property, The Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market is where locals have been shopping since 1980. The Sanibel fish market only sells freshly caught fish, never frozen. Items for sale may be seasonal, such as stone crab claws, mahi-mahi, red snapper, tuna, etc. Some favorites that are available year-round include shrimp, clams, lobster tail oysters and scallops. On occasion, the local fisherman will haul amberjack, black drum, kingfish, mackerel and more. You never know what you’ll find when you visit the fish market—but that is half of the fun!
Island-based grocery stores like Jerry’s Foods and Bailey’s General Store. Jerry’s not only sell’s fresh seafood, but the in-store café serves up an iconic grouper sandwich that visitors and locals alike can’t get enough of. Daily specials are also available. Bailey’s General Store’s deli has a wide selection of fresh seafood including clams, oysters, mussels, stone crab clubs, shrimp, and salmon. The grocery store also sells homemade fish and lobster dip that is to die for!
If you’re visiting the island during the months of October through May, the Sanibel Island Farmers Market plays host to several seafood vendors plus plenty of other locally owned businesses selling crafts, art, desserts, fresh produce and more! Plus, you’ll meet the fisherman who go out on the Gulf and catch your favorite fish and shrimp.
Bring back your fresh catch and grill your meal at our complimentary barbecue grill out in the open air, located just steps away from the Gulf of Mexico.
If you don’t care to cook, Sanibel Island is home to dozens of restaurants serving up mouthwatering food from the sea. Several award-winning restaurants are located less than one mile from our historic cottages. Discover il Cielo for fine dining, The Lazy Flamingo for laid back bites, and The Jac for local, made from scratch meals.
Book now for your stay dates in July, August and September to enjoy 20% off select units plus delicious local seafood! all and speak with one of our Vacation Experts today at 1.800.388.2842 or 239.472.1626. Please call for best availability and details, new reservations only, not valid with any other offer or promotion or holidays, a two-night minimum restriction applies.