Sanibel Island Lighthouse

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  • Address: 112 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957, United States, 33957
  • Timings: 11:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-2394723700
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Light House, Landmark, Architecture , Landmarks, Historic And Protected Sites

Sanibel Island Lighthouse - Review

Towering above a lush, green wildlife refuge, the Sanibel Island Lighthouse is the first sight you’ll see when you’ve reached the island. Built 120 years ago, it’s a symbol of Sanibel Island and is surrounded by greenery, as well as a shell filled beach. History, nature and old architecture come together to give visitors a multi-faceted treat.

Built in 1884, the Sanibel Island Light, or Point Ybel Light, was one of Florida’s first lighthouses. It was built to guide ships into the San Carlos Bay. Ever since its inception the area has been a popular sight as well as a romantic spot for couples. Though you aren’t allowed to enter the lighthouse itself, there are many things you can do outside and around it.

  • This is a popular spot to get married, to pop the question and just for any romantic occasion.
  • You can have fun on the beach with the lighthouse as a beautiful backdrop.
  • The lighthouse is close to the pier, where you’ll find fishermen peacefully catching their lot for the day.
  • You’ll see a lot of wildlife here, like the egrets who spend time along the sea shore, dolphins and manta rays.

Sanibel Island Lighthouse Information

  • Other Hours: The beach is open from 7:00 am.
  • Other Ticket Prices: Parking- $2
  • Tips & Warnings: Swimming is not recommended due to causeway currents.
  • Keep your pets on a leash around the lighthouse grounds, and on the beach.
  • The Sanibel Lighthouse is at the eastern end of Periwinkle Way (and the eastern tip of the island) - just follow Periwinkle to its end, and you'll be in the parking lot for the lighthouse.  Take a left immediately before entering the parking lot, to get to the fishing pier.

Restaurants Near Sanibel Island Lighthouse

  • Lighthouse Cafe (Breakfast, Creative sandwiches)
  • East End Deli
  • Gramma Dot’s (American)

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TripHobo Highlights for Sanibel Island Lighthouse

  • Sanibel Island Lighthouse Address: 112 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957, United States, 33957
  • Sanibel Island Lighthouse Contact Number: +1-2394723700
  • Sanibel Island Lighthouse Timing: 11:00 am - 09:00 pm
  • Sanibel Island Lighthouse Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Sanibel Island Lighthouse(preferred time): 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Sanibel Island Lighthouse: 03:00 Hrs
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  • Website: http://www.nps.gov/history/maritime/light/sanibel.htm
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Things to Know Before Visiting Sanibel Island Lighthouse

  • 95% of people who visit Sanibel include Sanibel Island Lighthouse in their plan

  • 44.72% of people start their Sanibel Island Lighthouse visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Sanibel Island Lighthouse

Monday, Thursday and Friday

88.53% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sanibel Island Lighthouse

People normally club together Periwinkle Way and Sanibel And Captiva Chamber Of Commerce And Visitors Center while planning their visit to Sanibel Island Lighthouse.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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