Shell Point is fortunate to be just minutes from some of the finest beaches in all of America. Sanibel and Captiva Islands, just two miles away, are internationally known for their secluded white sand beaches, turquoise waters, luxury resorts, and an abundance of exotic shells that wash up on their shores. Fort Myers Beach, five miles down the road, is a beach town to the core, with waterfront recreation, shops, and restaurants.
Nearby you'll find the Sanibel Tanger Factory Stores, with over 50 outlets. The nearby islands and beaches make for wonderfully fun tropical bargain hunting, especially for fashion, art, and souvenirs. A 30-minute drive south takes you to Naples, where the ultimate in upscale shops, restaurants and galleries will tempt you to stay, dine, and shop.
In such a spectacular tropical setting, Shell Point is host to some wondrous wildlife. Dolphins and manatees are frequent visitors to The Island's waterways. Bald eagles can be seen nesting at the Shell Point Golf Club, while ospreys prefer tall poles throughout the community. Herons, egrets, pelicans, anhingas, ibis, oystercatchers, and other tropical seabirds are abundant. The fishing is some of the most sought-after in the country. In nearby wildlife refuges, you'll catch glimpses of alligators, otters, and even the rare Florida panther. Nature lovers will never run out of sights to see.
Location, Location, Location
Shell Point Retirement Community is situated in the heart of Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast - the perfect place for gracious retirement living. Just minutes from Sanibel Island, life at Shell Point includes everything that makes the Florida lifestyle so attractive. Boating, golfing, fishing, gardening shelling, swimming, shopping, attractions and dining are just some of the activities you can enjoy year round in our tropical setting.
From I-75/Airport: Take exit 131 (Daniels Parkway) west for about 5.5 miles, then turn left on Summerlin Road. Follow Summerlin for about 8.5 miles, then look for the Springs Assisted Living Facility on the right. Turn right at Shell Point Blvd.
From Estero/Naples: Take US-41 north and turn left at Gladiolus (Lowe's is on the left hand corner). Follow that to Summerlin, and take a left toward Sanibel. Follow Summerlin all the way to the Springs Assisted Living Community, which turns you right onto Shell Point Blvd. Download a driving directions map »
Shell Point welcomes boaters who want to dock for the day, visit the facilities, play golf, dine in one of our restaurants, stay at the Guest House, or pay social calls to residents. We are located on the Caloosahatchee River, close to Sanibel/Captiva, Fort Myers Beach, downtown Fort Myers, Pine Island, and many other destinations in southwest Florida. The deepwater canal that leads to our marina can be found between markers 92 and 93 on the Intracoastal Waterway (26.528 degrees latitude, 81.996 degrees longitude). Before you visit, you must call Island security at (239) 454-2126 to secure guest dock space. Download a boating map of Shell Point »
The Island is the heart of Shell Point and hosts many of the events and concerts we bring to the community. Boat dockage, administration facilities, dining venues, the Guest House and Village Church are all located here surround by lush tropical views. Download a map of the various facilities located on the Island »