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Sanibel Island Lighthouse

Point Ybel, Sanibel Island, FL
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Type: Lighthouses
Activities: Getting married
Description: This lighthouse, built in 1884, offers a storied history, unusual architecture and quiet spots for romantic interludes.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Ha! This historic structure is beautiful in its simplicity of design. It's here for a purpose and it's been fulfilling that purpose since the late 1800s. Lots of beautiful beach to walk here. And there is a fishing pier close by where we saw dolphins. We walked to and from here on the beach and loved it!

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Columbus, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

I personally love everything on Sanibel. The light house is on the point where you can look across and see Ft. Myers Beach. The boardwalk is nice and there are several parking areas convenient to the lighthouse.. If you read the history about Sanibel it makes you appreciate seeing the light house. The keeper's house is really neat as well.... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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153 reviews 153 reviews
29 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We enjoyed walking to the lighthouse again this year. There is a boardwalk. There are also bathrooms, which were nice. Once at the lighthouse, all you can do is look. I think it would be nice to be able to go into the building, with a small educational center or something similar. There may have been in the past, but... More

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Belmar, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The lighthouse is on the point where you can get great sunrise and sunset pictures. The fishing pier is there and the swimming and shelling are good too.

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Atlanta, GA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The actual lighthouse is not too pretty, but the keeper's house is nice, and the whole complex is well worth a visit if you're on the island. May be visited by car or by the bike/walking trail. Don't miss the boardwalk from the lighthouse to the beach parking area.

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Venice, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

worth a look, it's very nice. Not built like most lighthouses. Can be very romantic with the right partner.

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Bluffton, Indiana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We biked around the island to this beach and charming lighthouse and we were glad we did. They are both so gorgeous and worth the trip for sure!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very nice for picture taking and walking the beach shelling. We found allot of shell we did not see at other beaches.

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Stratford, New Jersey
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31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This beach is gorgeous! It has clean facilities if need, It does cost $2.00 an hour to park so be prepared. The shelling is ok but I found it better on the causeway. It may have just been the time of year. There is drift wood and the lighthouse, a fishing pier and a large beach to walk...enjoy!

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Cape Coral, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Such a beautiful place for couples to relax and enjoy some sun on the sandy beach. The sunset is breathtaking!

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