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. Using our world travel planner, Sanibel Island attractions like Sanibel Island Lighthouse can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Nice place to sit and relax. Parking is very limited though but cheap. $5 per hour. Beach is small. Tight quarters. Bathrooms are semi-clean. No food service. 
    Nice place to sit and relax. Parking is very limited though but cheap. $5 per hour. Beach is small. Tight quarters. Bathrooms are semi-clean. No food service.  more »
  • What a fun Lighthouse to visit. You can walk right up to it and walk around beneath it. It is super clean and nestled amongst the foliage and trees. 
    What a fun Lighthouse to visit. You can walk right up to it and walk around beneath it. It is super clean and nestled amongst the foliage and trees.  more »
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  • 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!
  • The drive in is gorgeous. The beach is beautiful with emerald waters, sand is a little shelly but better when you get in the water. Some spots provide natural shade. Nice view of ft Meyers in the distance. The lighthouse provides for nice photo ops. Parking is a little expensive and limited. Overall great place to visit if you're looking to kick back and relax. Would definitely visit and come back.

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