Sanibel Island Lighthouse, Sanibel Island

The historical Sanibel Island Lighthouse was finally erected in 1884 after several decades of pressure from locals. It marked the entrance to San Carlos Bay for ships visiting the once-busy port of Punta Rassa. Today, the lighthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places and a popular end destination for beach strolls. Though you cannot enter inside the lighthouse or keeper's house, the grounds are a pleasant place to explore and take photos. Using our world travel planner, Sanibel Island attractions like Sanibel Island Lighthouse can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • While the Lighthouse itself isn't very large (More of a light pole), it is a nice area to explore. On southern end of Sanibel. Nice beach, with shells and birds. Good walking along shore a firm, packe...  more »
  • So nice beach but $5 hour to park is just criminal. Parking Nazi are everywhere on this Island until late into the night so do not forget to pay. We drove through snapped a few photos on continued on ...  more »
  • Someone mentioned that this lighthouse is not like the ones in New England. It is true. But I loved it anyway. The breeze at the beach is amazing. Shells are picked up quickly. We were sitting at the ...  more »
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  • Very beautiful and peaceful location. If you're just going to see the lighthouse quickly, I thought it was too bad you had to pay to park.
  • It’s a great place. Not all the shops and touristy. It’s relaxing
  • Awesome spot. Only wish we could have walked up to the top. This is a must see for anyone visiting Sanibel!
  • Beautiful spot with an amazing view. We had our wedding there and the whole experience was wonderful.
  • Super service, awesome food.....The location is perfect at the marina......take a walk to the beach and lighthouse.....

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