Sanibel Island Lighthouse
Characteristics: Flashing white twice every six seconds.
Height: 112 feet, 101 steps
DayMark: Brown square pyramidal skeletal tower enclosing stair cylinder
History: Constructed 1884. First Lighted August 20, 1884. On National Register Listing.
Lens: Original: Third-order revolving Fresnel lens (1884-1923). Third-order fixed Fresnel lens (1923-1962). Present: 300mm lantern. Focal Plane: 98 feet.
Construction: Builder: Phoenix Ironworks. Iron skeletal tower constructed of concreat and iron pilings.
Other Buildings: Two elevated, wood-frame keeper’s dwellings (1884); brick oil storage house (1894).
26 27 11 N
82 00 51 W
Operated by: United States Coast Guard
Visit Status: Grounds Only
Facilities: Museum, Gift Shop
Visitor Info: The lighthouse is on the grounds of a city park. Lighthouse is closed, keepers’ dwellings are residences for city employees. Grounds only open.
Sanibel Historical Village & Museum
910 Fitzhugh St.
Sanibel, FL 33957
Read our review of the lighthouse on the Florida Vacation Plans Blog