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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  • Took a bike ride to the lighthouse. Parked at the bike racks nearby and walked on the beach. Lots of really nice shells. The lighthouse is a different style. Parking for cars was tight, hard to find a...  more »
  • Beautiful beach not far from the Sanibel Causeway. Parking unfortunately costs something-like everywhere on the island. As the name suggests, the lighthouse stands here. At the parking lot a sea eagle's nest.
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  • Nice clean beach shells everywhere, dogs were allowed so watch your step! :) and there are bathrooms and rinse stations and the lighthouse was cool to see. Parking is hard to get on the weekends and it is a 5 dollar per hour fee, credit cards are good to use to pay also.
  • Great beach for sunrise or sunset! We stayed on Sanibel for a week and this was one of our favorite beaches; whether it was for shelling in the morning and watching the sunrise over Fort Myers or swimming in the calm waters in the late afternoon and watching the sunset!

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