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Sanibel Island Lighthouse, Sanibel Island

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Lighthouse Tourist Spot
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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  • The lighthouse wasn't really the main attraction for us. The water was like the Caribbean and very warm and you could wait very far out. There's also a sandbar and lots of shelling. Highly recommend.  more »
  • Quietly saving lives over the years - this solitary and sturdy veteran of many harsh circumstances however never seeks praise for its service. A lesson for life overlooking Fort Myers.  more »
  • The lighthouse itself is not much to see, just a metal structure. The biilding was not open when we went, not sure if it is a store or museum or not. The beach is nice and expands a good distance. $4 ...  more »
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  • I love Florida. And I love the ocean. If you love a seaside feel, salty air and a low key private island feel then you'll love it here. Sanibel Island overall is a great place to get away. The lighthouse is just one of many many things to spend time doing here.
  • Beautiful historic lighthouse on the end of the island. Great place to find shells early in the morning. Get here before sunrise and enjoy.
  • Too bad it's not accessible but it's history so it's interesting. The beach area is nice also. There were lots of wind surfers there on our visit, and it was cool watching them for a while. The $4.00 per hour parking is steep, it should be less.
  • Very cool spot, with a lighthouse, that's always a bonus. Lots of neat shells, and a safe atmosphere.
  • Love it here.. so beautiful and peaceful...

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