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Sanibel Island Lighthouse

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Address: 112 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7416
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This lighthouse, built in 1884, offers a storied history, unusual...

This lighthouse, built in 1884, offers a storied history, unusual architecture and quiet spots for romantic interludes.

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Nice beach, lighthouse not so much

The beaches in and around the lighthouse are spectacular - powder soft sand and great surf. The lighthouse itself is kind of ugly and doesn't really fit with the beauty of the... read more

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The beaches in and around the lighthouse are spectacular - powder soft sand and great surf. The lighthouse itself is kind of ugly and doesn't really fit with the beauty of the rest of the island.

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice beach, because of its location it's not too sandy, but views are awesome and so are walking trails. Great place to spend last few hours of sunlight. Or early morning with a coffee.

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Meridianville, Alabama
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can't climb this lighthouse and it doesn't have a visitor's center. But what you can do is go there in the evening right around dusk, and stroll the beach around the point as the lighthouse flashes. And if you do go there for a dusk stroll, you won't want to leave. The setting and atmosphere were so nice and... More 

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Conyers, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying in Ft Myers and wanted a day trip to the beach and Sanibel Island was recommended. We paid the $6 to cross the bridge and after driving all over the island trying to find public access, we finally found the Lighthouse area. Beach here is very narrow with lots of shells and ok for kids and families.... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Could not visit due to construction! Could not even get a glimpse. Only view was a distant one from the causeway.

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1 Thank Gayle W
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The lighthouse itself was not as impressive as many others that I have seen but the area around the lighthouse is beautiful!!

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Thank Faith S
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This site does not have enough parking. We had to do a drive by because there was no where to park within a mile. The parking lots were full & they were giving $50 tickets to lots of people who were parked illegal. I was very disappointed; you can't go inside the lighthouse either so that was an additional disappointment.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited a historical lighthouse on the island. Great visit and a short time from the Waterside Inn. It was accessible by bike, car, or walming. I would highly recommend visiting a piece of American history.

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West Chester, Ohio
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is probably my favorite beach on all of Sanibel. It has it all. A beautiful view, tons of seashells, and dolphins. It's a pretty short walk from parking to the beach and there are nice bathrooms and of course the beautiful lighthouse. If you're looking for a quiet beach this is not it but it is a really interesting... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The light house will set the mood for what the island is about. It will give you an idea of the original culture. Walk the beach and take a couple pictures. A great place for evening pictured.

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