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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  • Florida has some amazing lighthouses, but this is not one of them. This is not the kind of lighthouse you can climb up the stairs to the top, but more of a beacon on a pole. It's a pretty spot on a pr...  more »
  • After paying for parking, we enjoyed a nice stroll to the lighthouse. We enjoyed seeing the unique construction of the lighthouse and surrounding buildings. After the lighthouse, we walked out to the ...  more »
  • Interesting area - old lighthouse and bldgs. Has an area to fish off of and sandy beach. Was only a short walk from condo.  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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