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Sanibel Island Lighthouse, Sanibel Island

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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. Put Sanibel Island Lighthouse into our Sanibel Island trip generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Small parking area and a walk into lighthouse area.Very interesting.Small beach access.Facilities.Very narrow beach.Good views of mainland and Gulf. 
  • Interesting history, pretty beach, informative signs about the wildlife in the area. Saw dolphins from the shore. 
  • There is a charge for parking here $4 for 1 hour. There is no parking at the lighthouse and really nothing to see there, no visitors center just 2 white buildings and he lighthouse. The beach is not v...  more »
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  • Beautiful place to visit. The beach is great and has its own feel to experience. Just have to be a little careful in the water, the undercurrent can be very strung since its where the intercoast and coastal waters meet
  • Lots of information about the lighthouse and the wildlife. There are lots of shells and things to see. Great place to bring kids and families.
  • Not much to see at the lighthouse. The buildings are all closed off, and you can just look at it. Worth stopping at if you come to the beach and want to walk around. There are bathrooms nearby.
  • Beautiful view, especially during sunrise and sunset. Ft. Myers Boat Tours go in close proximity to the lighthouse, and the beach is wonderful as well
  • Nice pier close by for fishing. There is a shaded picnic area near the lighthouse.