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Sanibel Island Light

First lit in 1884, this unique, 98-foot tall skeletal light is located on the southeast tip of Sanibel Island “the Seashell Mecca of the World.” Tourists and sightseers are allowed on the property, but the light is not open to the public. Surrounded by sea oats, sea grapes, Australian Pines, and lovely beaches, this is a favorite swimming and shelling spot.

Thomas Edison and Henry Ford are just a few of the great Americans who visited this tropical paradise when a ferry and private boats were the only way to the island. A short bridge at the north end of Sanibel connects Captiva Island with the famous South Seas Plantation Resort. Another wonderful spot to visit is the J.N.‘Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel.

 


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