The Rocks consists of two distinct neighborhoods: East and West Rocks. East Rocks has just a few more homesites and both enjoy a near beah location with deeded beach access. When Sanibel Island was first being developed by pioneering families, the Rocks was named due to the presence of rocks on the nearest beach.
Fun Fact: Mr. Sam Bailey shared that his father Frank Bailey (Sanibel pioneer and founder of Baileys General Store) gathered as many of those rocks as he could haul to the East End of Sanibel where he had hoped to use them in a golf park. The park was never created but Sam believes that the rocks can still be found on Sanibel's East End.