Christmas with Sanibel Style
Posted by Jody on December 7, 2012
Island beaches, seashells, a lighthouse and Christmas! Does it get any better than this?
The striking Sanibel Island Light stands on the eastern tip of Sanibel Island, Florida. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, it was built to mark the entrance to San Carlos Bay to guide the ships calling at the port of Punta Rassa (across San Carlos Bay from Sanibel Island). The surrounding grounds are open to the public, but there is no entrance to the functioning lighthouse itself.
Seashell strewn Lighthouse Beach wraps from the Gulf side of Sanibel Island around to the bay side. This area of the beach is very popular with beachcombers looking for “minis,” the teeniest-tiniest of seashells. We’ve seen folks equipped with long surgical type tweezers patiently examining nearby seashell piles.
To find Sanibel Island Light just turn left on Periwinkle Way from Causeway Road. Head all the way to the end of the road. Here you’ll also find a fishing pier and a boardwalk nature trail winding through the island’s native wetlands. Facilities include restrooms and outdoor shower, plenty of 24 hour paid parking in the large lot and fee-free bike racks. Pets must be kept on a leash around the lighthouse grounds, and on the beach.
Would you like more info on Sanibel’s world renowned shelling beaches? Here are just a few more posts on Sanibel Island:
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Merry Christmas and Happy Beachcombing!