Sanibel Island Lighthouse

Lighthouse and Historic Site
East End Sanibel, Sanibel
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  • Mike H.
    "Great place to hang out on the beach and watch dolphins"(8 Tips)
    Joanna F.
    "Lovely for beach walking and shelling."(8 Tips)
    Nicole L.
    "dolphins playing close to the shore!"(3 Tips)
    Lisa J.
    "Beautiful sunset, fishing off the pier"(7 Tips)
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  • Elaine R.
    Elaine ReiffJanuary 14, 2014
    Low tide to find the best shells. Wade in the water and pick them up. But check carefully....if they are alive or are a home for a hermit crab gently return it to the ocean.
  • Charlotte Hawkins G.
    Locals say it is a great place to fish for sharks by boat, but we caught none the day we were there. Great view of beaches and nice breeze.
  • Sanibel S.
    Sanibel SamDecember 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This lighthouse is unlike your usual. More like an oil derrick with a light on top. Renovated in 2013 to its original beauty from 1880s. The symbol of Sanibel.
  • Scott F.
    Scott FornwallJune 2, 2015
    Very fun to walk along the beautiful beach and enjoy the views.
  • Stephen O.
    Stephen OndakJanuary 3, 2012
    Decent shelling, light surf, TONS OF DEAD FISH =/.. but like I said, the shelling good, also, it's a GREAT bike ride to get there.
  • Anthony V.
    Anthony V.September 12, 2011
    Gorgeous beach! White sand, conch shells washing up, dolphins swimming in the distance. Well worth making a trip here.
  • Valerie R.
    Valerie RennieApril 4, 2014
    Best views for taking pictures of the lighthouse are from the beach.
  • Joanna F.
    Joanna FlammMarch 28, 2014
    Lovely for beach walking and shelling. Keep an eye out for dolphins hunting near the shore!
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonAugust 9, 2016
    For your next Southwest Florida adventure, visit Historic Sanibel Lighthouse & look for dolphins, manatees & shells along the beach.
  • Janet W.
    Janet WilsonSeptember 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Plenty of parking, but it is a pay to park place. Restrooms too.
  • Fen B.
    Fen BranklinAugust 1, 2013
    Great place to spot double rainbows over Ft. Myers.
  • Tristan K.
    Tristan KimeJuly 18, 2011
    Fun beach with tons of shells. Small waves are great for kids but no food or bathrooms so be prepared. Read more
  • Nicole L.
    Nicole LApril 27, 2011
    Go near the beach by the lighthouse, you can see the dolphins playing close to the shore!
  • Joshua P.
    Joshua PeschSeptember 3, 2011
    2.00 per hour to park. Restrooms are a five minute walk from parking area.
  • Tony M.
    Tony MedranoJuly 3, 2014
    Excellent food...High recommended.
  • Lisa J.
    Lisa JettOctober 14, 2013
    Beautiful sunset, fishing off the pier
  • Philip K.
    Philip KlarenAugust 9, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Trash cans are near beach. Please use them. Thank you from the sea turtles.
  • Andy F.
    Andy FlammMarch 23, 2016
    Watch for dolphins on the hunt just before sunset.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HighJanuary 1, 2014
    Great place to hang out on the beach and watch dolphins
  • Mike M.
    Mike McEachernFebruary 18, 2014
    Get here early to find parking.
  • Savannah A.
    Savannah AltvaterJune 9, 2010
    Check out an awesome sunset here! The setting couldn't be more beautiful.
  • sbug
    sbugJuly 29, 2013
    A beach made of shells can be hard on your feet.
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LongNovember 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Look for the dolphins playing in the surf!
  • Chris W.
    Chris WhitakerAugust 24, 2012
    Mike- One of my favorite places! Enjoy!
  • Noah
    NoahOctober 24, 2010
    Has the most scenic route to the bathroom!
  • Jessyca M.
    Jessyca MillerMarch 10, 2013
    Beautiful!!!!
  • CigarStore I.
    CigarStore IndianalanAugust 11, 2013
    It's an island
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