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Cayo Costa State Park

P.O. Box 1150, Boca Grande, FL 33921
941-964-0375
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Ranked #6 of 16 Attractions in Boca Grande
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: 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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Tampa, FL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Cayo Costa State Park is a true gem in the Florida State Park collection. accessible only by boat, the park offers peace and tranquility. The island (Cayo Costa) is pristine and tropical, with miles of trails and miles of white sand beaches (great shelling). Canoes and kayaks and cabins/campsites are available for rent.

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Boston, MA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The descriptions of a trip with King Fisher Fleet to the secluded island of Cayo Costa sounded too good to ignore. My husband and I love the beach and this trip advertised three hours on a shell laden beach, along with a two hour boat ride, each way. Only seven of us got off the boat at Cayo Costa and... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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122 reviews 122 reviews
36 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Threaded our way from the Intercoastal across a few flats to anchor on a totally deserted beach. Shells, striped fish, dolphins, clear blue-green water views, & tiny waves. (Not able to go around to the gulf-side due to being on a rental ...but eager to do so another time.) This was a bit of paradise. Didn't see another soul. Hope... More

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Cutler Bay, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Isolated and pristine, this is the perfect place to spent a weekend or more. There is a ferry that goes twice daily but if you miss it, you can rent a boat. Water life, birds, nice trails, empty beach, just lovely!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Our family rented a boat from Captiva and took a day trip. Stunningly relaxing beach at the state park and a ranger station with very friendly folks. Well worth the boat rental.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I spent 4th of July with my daughter and grand daughter. we saw many beautiful flowers .the ride across the island to the beach was very interesting pine,oak and cactus , the beach was wonderful and refreshing . the rest rooms clean . My children will be back again soon to visit this pristine place in lee county captain jack... More

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We hired a small boat from Beach Bums on Captiva Island and headed out for the day. It is very easy to navigate from Captiva to Cayo Costa as it's marked quite clearly. We saw dolphins, sea turtles, osprey and pelicans on route - quite amazing. You pull up the to dock and then the ranger runs a shuttle over... More

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Went with friends to spend the day but didn't stay long so I'll stick to the parts I can speak to factually as a person born and raised along the Florida's coastlines. The shelling was honestly poor compared to Lovers Key, Boca Grande (across the pass from Cayo Costa) and Venice Beach and a few other places. Daily afternoon rains... More

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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53 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We made it to the Island, Cayo Costa, running from black clouds and a upcoming storm. The Island was still recovering from the last hurricane that swept that way. Sept 2013 is not the correct date of visit, it was a few years back after a major storm, which, knocked down a lot of the trees and foliage. The shelling... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Not sure if it was because it was a rainy day or because it was off season but this place definitely didn't live up to it's reputation. We didn't stay long...

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