The breathtaking Lighthouse Park Beach offers its visitors 32 acres of park and beach to explore, along with a pier and lighthouse built over a hundred years ago. Located on the southern tip of Sanibel Island in Florida, Lighthouse Park Beach is the perfect place for you and your pooch to visit if you're looking for a 24-hour, dog-friendly beach where you can find panoramic views of the glistening waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Start your day off by refueling you and your pooch in the designated picnic area, then hit up the facilities before taking off on your walk along the beach. As you and your pooch explore the beach, feel free to check out the Sanibel Causeway connecting the island back to the mainland or the surfers and sailors battling the rocky gulf waters.
The shores are decorated with seashells, making the beach perfect for shelling - not to mention the abundance of large shady trees gives your pooch an alternative to cooling down from the wavy beach waters. Something to note before you two take a dip is due to the strong currents off the beach. It’s required that you keep your pooch on-leash while swimming, for their safety.
After you finish your swim, take your pup on a leashed walk through the acreage offered in the park. Sanibel Island takes great pride in the diverse wildlife riddling the island. From sea turtles to ground-nesting birds, they have it all. That's why it's important to maintain control of your pup at all times, keeping them on-leash, removing any potential they have to disturb animals or the fragile environmental surrounding them. Maintaining a clean park and beach is also of the utmost importance to Sanibel Island, so be sure to keep your tidy-up bags on hand and clean up after your pooch during your visit to Lighthouse Park Beach.
Overall, Lighthouse Park Beach is one of the only 24-hour, dog-friendly beaches located on Sanibel Island, so take advantage and get strolling with your pooch!