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Trip Planner: USA / Florida / Southwest Gulf Coast / Sanibel Island / Sanibel Island Lighthouse
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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It’s a tall building on the beach. Rode bikes from our hotel to show our kids. They could careless and I almost had a stroke pedaling them there.
It’s a tall building on the beach. Rode bikes from our hotel to show our kids. They could careless and I almost had a stroke pedaling them there. more »
This was the best shelling beach we found while visiting the island. Bring snorkel gear because it makes finding the shells that much easier.
This was the best shelling beach we found while visiting the island. Bring snorkel gear because it makes finding the shells that much easier. more »
First time visitor and I absolutely love this beach. Parking is limited, there are several very small lots. Parking is $5 an hour, you prepay and put slip in your car. Bathrooms were clean. There is a fishing pier and the landscaping everywhere is well maintained. Found some pretty shells, water was very clear. We will definitely return!
A main historical point on Sanibel Island. Well preserved, nice historical plaque, the houses and adjacent blogs. are well kept. Definitely worth the visit. And so close to a beautiful beach that changes daily and has many different shells. This is a fun beach area for kids also since it is shallow for a ways out.
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