How to Save Money on Sanibel with Finnimore’s Bike and Beach Rentals

Visitors to Sanibel Island don’t have to haul all their beach equipment, bikes, umbrellas, boogie boards and beach chairs with them. Finnimore’s Bike and Beach Rental makes equipment rental both affordable and stress-free.

Finnimore’s is a family owned and operated business and has been providing visitors and residents with beach rentals, bikes and equipment since 1985. They appreciate that families are on a budget, even on vacation, and they pride themselves on low rental rates coupled with a courteous and professional local service.

Saving Money with Finnimore’s Bike and Beach Rentals

Finnimore's Bike and Beach gear rental Sanibel, Florida. Must Do Visitor Guides,

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When you’re on vacation, you want to spend time with your family doing fun things, not loading and unloading beach equipment every day. Beach gear rentals make sense, saving money as you don’t have to outlay hundreds of dollars on equipment that you may only use for a few days. What’s more, beach equipment rentals can save on travel costs. You can drive to Sanibel without having your vehicle loaded with bikes and bulky equipment that can raise fuel consumption, particularly on long road trips from out of state.

Finnimore’s Bike and Beach Rentals has everything you will need, from beach chairs and umbrellas to boogie boards, stand-up paddle boards and kayaks. Add a folding beach cart and you can easily transport it all over the sand dunes to your favorite spot on the beach without a problem.

Stand-up paddle board rentals, Finnimore's Beach and Bike Rental Sanibel Island, Florida. Must Do Visitor Guides,

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If you’re not already convinced that bike and beach rental is a great idea, think of all the stress you can avoid. Simply phone ahead to Finnimore’s Bike and Beach Rentals (239-472-5577) and reserve what you need. You can pick up your equipment from their depot on 2353 Periwinkle Way in the center of Sanibel Island or have it delivered to your door. The shop is just two miles from Gulfside Algiers Beach and six miles from the popular Bowmans Beach, so you are just minutes away from enjoying your day on the beach sunbathing, fishing, shelling, or stand-up paddle boarding in the Florida sunshine.

Bike Rentals from Finnimore’s on Sanibel

With one-speed bikes from just $30 per week, it makes sense to hire bicycles for getting around Sanibel Island. In the busy winter months, roads can be busy and congested, particularly on the approach to and from Sanibel Causeway. The island has 25 miles of shady bike trails, making it safe for cyclists of all ages to get around in an eco-friendly way. You can even explore the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on two wheels.

As well as being fun, cycling can be the fastest way to get around Sanibel, whether you are heading to the local café for breakfast, shopping for snacks (bikes include a front basket for your purchases), or heading down to the beach. You don’t ever have to worry about finding and paying for parking with a bicycle – another considerable saving!

Finnimore's Bike and Beach Rental Sanibel Island, Florida. Must Do Visitor Guides,

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There is a bike for every age and requirement at Finnimore’s Bike Rentals from bikes, trikes and tandems, to kid’s trailers. Renting is a great opportunity to try out a Recumbent Trike of ElliptiGo bike. Families may prefer to hit the trail with a canopied Surrey which can carry up to four adults and two kids along the flat bike paths and trails.

Add a GoPro bike or helmet-mounted camera package and you can enjoy the view of your ride as a great souvenir of your vacation. Share it on Facebook or Twitter and let your family and friends see the fun you are having as you explore Sanibel Island by bike!

Finnimore’s throws in lots of free extras when renting bikes such as bike helmets, locks, child seats, island trail maps, and even a free bottle of water to get you on your way. Book by the hour, day, or week. If you already have your own bicycles, keep Finnimore’s details handy as they offer speedy bike repair and service too!

Written by: Gillian Birch | Author Website

Gillian Birch is a freelance travel writer and, whenever possible between trips, she enjoys life in Florida. As the wife of a Master Mariner, she has traveled extensively and lived in some exotic locations all over the world, including the Far East and the Republic of Panama. Describing herself as having "endless itchy feet and an insatiable wanderlust", she continues to explore Florida and further afield, writing about her experiences with wonderful clarity and attention to detail. With a diploma in Journalism from the BCJ, she has published several travel books and ebooks, all available on Amazon under her name. Formerly the Florida Editor for BellaOnline from 2011-13, Gillian is an active member of the International Travel Writers' Alliance and the Gulf Coast Writers' Association, and an enthusiastic guest blogger for Visitor Guides. Learn more about her writing as YourTravelGirl at: and follow her blog around the world at