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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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yep, it's a lighthouse :)

Looks quite different from other lighthouses I've seen but then I guess that might be a good reason to visit. We had walked up the beach a couple of miles to get there so were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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CT
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Fort Lauderdale, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The lighthouse and lighthouse tender home are very beautiful and will preserved. Not only that, the beaches, fishing pier and trails around the property are a hidden gem. Very accessible and very clean facilities.

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Thank Karen D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved it, especially at sunset. It was an easy walk from my condo. The history is just wonderful. I'll be back again.

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Port Orange, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While you can not go inside of this light house the walk along the gulf's edge while sea shelling will be more than entertaining. Beautiful area, seemed to be a bike rental area near by.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We rode bikes here one sunny day and strolled around a bit. Nice beach, reasonable shelling and not too crowded.

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Cohasset, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The lighthouse looks like a metal forestry tower. Not much of interest in terms of architecture or performance. May be of interest at night, but not likely. You can probably see as much as you need to on a drive by. Skip this attraction and go to Bowman's Beach to find shells.

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CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Looks quite different from other lighthouses I've seen but then I guess that might be a good reason to visit. We had walked up the beach a couple of miles to get there so were happy to arrive! Decent bathrooms, water fountains, outdoor showers and nice pathways to get to them. There is an interesting set of information boards on... More 

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Thank jewelee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Best Breakfast on the island Do a call ahead as they are always busy. Try the preserves on toast you will thank me. A little pricey with coffee or juices so we just get breakfast and water. Welcome to Sanibel Island prices but well worth the price.

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Rockledge, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't actually get out of the car, just did a drive passed and took photos so can't do a full review. The car park was $4 for an hour.

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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not seen a lighthouse like this before & also saw a Monach butterfly for the 1st time. $4 an hour parking approx 100yd walk to the lighthouse. Very clean restrooms but no other facilities. Feel the owners are missing an oppotunity here, guided climbs of the lighthouse & museum/shop?

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Thank Thomas R
United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very attractive place for its natural landscapes and beaches. Ideal for a day of relaxation and sunbathing. The view of the Gulf of Mexico is spectacular.

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