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Cayo Costa State Park

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Address: P.O. Box 1150, Boca Grande, FL 33921
Phone Number: 941-964-0375
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Description: Located just off Cape Coral, a ferry will take you to this island nature...
Located just off Cape Coral, a ferry will take you to this island nature reserve known for its beautiful beaches and great collection of shells.
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Ya gotta come prepared and be adaptable

There are so many reviews and comments that I just flat disagree with, it's hard to imagine we all went to the same place. You have to come prepared for hardship and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

There are so many reviews and comments that I just flat disagree with, it's hard to imagine we all went to the same place. You have to come prepared for hardship and inconvenience and enjoy it for what it is. This place is not for everybody. Obviously many people have unrealistic expectations. I'm not a serious camper, but I did... More 

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Vashon, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

During the Summer months it is extremely sunny and humid on Cayo Costa. This also means biting insects. Come prepared. The camp store sells ice, firewood, souvenirs and emergency supplies. We do not carry groceries or prepared food. Make sure you bring your basic food needs with you. Also, if you are coming on a private boat there is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

The island is a beautiful piece of Paradise. We stayed in cabin 12 for three days and enjoyed every single part of our stay. The park rangers we all helpful and willing to answer any questions asked. There was a super nice campground hostess named Sandy-that lady seriously is an angel i tell ya-just an amazingly friendly lady all around.... More 

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Oakwood, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This island is spectacular with a beautiful beach and lush foliage. While shelling we found 2 live welks that were big and several smaller welk shells that were perfect. The tram takes you to the beach far to quickly to enjoy the islands lush vegetation so hiking or biking is a good way to explore the rest of the park.... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Went camping with my son's Boy Scout troop on Cayo Costa. Its booty every day you get to stumble out of your tent to the beach and swim in turquoise water! Bathrooms were clean. Showers were good. Pic mic tables and fire rings on site. Well marks paths. What more do you need?

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We decided to takes a Captiva Cruise from Captiva Island to Cayo Costa and of course the day we went was cloudy extremely windy, but that is how we do things. I was waiting for the rain, but it cleared in the afternoon. The boat ride over to Cayo Costa was about 45 minutes and was really a nice ride... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This beach is simply beautiful! You must go by boat but it is well worth it! We go with the kids often and they love exploring the beach and swimming in the water.

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Temperance, Michigan, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Loved the day long visit by ferry to the island. You will love this state park the crowds are controlled by the number of people that can only come by ferry. This is a wonderful natural island the reminds you of old Florida. You can walk for miles along the beach and not see another person. Beautiful shells, Along with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Its awesome! We camped 3 nights and due to the shuttles you can take lots of stuff, but just be prepared for little to no shade, 3rd world restroom facilities (1 sit-down toilet for all the campground in the mens, only 2 outdoor public / unisex showers), no electricity. All of which is good, it keeps the mainstream away, well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

We anchored with several other boats and went exploring by kayak. In a beautiful little cove, a manatee was swimming very close and we froze! Then, close-by, we saw another! It is so quiet and peaceful with all kinds of birds and fish - just beautiful. We are thankful for this State Park - and plan to return as often... More 

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