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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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Amazing Beach

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

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
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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atlanta
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My family boated here from Cape Coral. We traveled in our pontoon boat and had a very smooth ride. Cayo Costa was about a 2 hour ride for us but it was well worth it. We saw lots of dolphins while boating there. Cayo Casta has 10 boat docks on the north side of the island. We had no trouble... More 

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New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

You will think you are in Mexico somewhere. The water is crystal bluish green, the sand is soft and white with lots of sea shells. You must have a boat to get there, We loved it.

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Port Clinton, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We spent the whole day here and we loved it! 100% sand and sun. Such a beautiful place, like what you see in the movies. Beautiful water, clean beach. Not crowded at all. Found some beautiful conch shells, lots of live sand dollars, and even picked up a live horseshoe crab while sifting our feet in the sand for sand... More 

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We boated over to Cayo Costa from pine island on our boat while visiting family. After arriving & paying a $2 per person fee (bargain!) a pickup pulling a seated shuttle drove right up & shuttled us across the island to the outer beach. It was quiet and almost nobody was there! There is a small campground on the island... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I took this trip with my parents and my partner. My parents visit Cape Coral in the winter and all of us had been to ft. Myers beach, Sanibel, and Bunche Beach. We wanted another beach day, but also wanted something a little different. We took the tropic star leaving from Pine Island. We packed a cooler full of sandwiches... More 

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We took the ferry from Punta Gorda (through King Fisher Fleet Cruises) to Cayo Costa. The captain and the "mates" on board were all friendly and informative, giving us prior notice when dolphins started following the boat. Watching wild dolphins swimming alongside us on Charlotte Harbour has to be one of my personal highlights of an amazing 11 days in... More 

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