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“Beautiful piece of history”

Sanibel Island Lighthouse
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Owner description: This lighthouse, built in 1884, offers a storied history, unusual architecture and quiet spots for romantic interludes.
Baltimore, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Beautiful piece of history”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

The Sanibel Island Lighthouse is a beautiful piece of history and an asset to the Island. Lighthouses are always so beautiful. We looked for a way to go up inside to no avail. From the waters and the beach a surely lovely site. Most people were driving in to see and leaving. Maybe taking a few pictures. Public beaches close for bathroom facilities. No Food available. Small Island though so plenty of places to eat.

Visited October 2012
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Florida
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53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Only thing missing is the opportunity to climb inside!”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

I love the Sanibel Island Lighthouse! While it is on the plain-side (a metal tube with metal stairwell), there is something about it that makes it a wonderful landmark I visit each trip. It's history is interesting, the area surrounding it is pure natural Florida with a park, the Gulf, metered parking spots, an Oil House, and two original homes on stilts that houses the original lighthouse keepers'.
This has withstood over a century of Florida heat, humidity, hurricanes, tropical storms --- something about it!
Only wish they offered tours inside the lighthouse.

Visited October 2012
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North Fort Myers, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
234 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Great Old Steel Lighthouse.”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Well preserved original lighthouse. It stands in a nice park with it's outbuildings still there. Don't go in the Winter. Too many visitors. The view of the nearby gulf is great.

Visited October 2012
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Lake Worth, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Its small but cute”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

We took a jog along the beach from our hotel to the lighthouse. Not much to see there but the lighthouse.

Visited September 2012
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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews
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“Had a beautiful wedding at the Lighthouse Beach”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

My husband and I were married last month in a lovely, romantic ceremony at the Lighthouse Beach. It was a perfect spot.

Visited September 2012
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