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Gasparilla Island State Park

via the Boca Grande Causeway at C.R. 775, Boca Grande, FL
941-964-0375
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in Boca Grande
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Forsyth, Georgia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We had such a great time today visiting the beach at the south end of the island -- as a bonus, we learned the history of the area by visiting the small but very well done lighthouse museum. There is no admission but a suggested donation of $3/adult. We highly recommend this stretch of Gulf of Mexico cost -- this... More 

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Nice place for a walk on the beach with scenic views and a really pretty lighthouse. Good for sunsets as it faces West.

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Rotonda West, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I went here on October 27th with my family and my fiancee, and I had some of the most fun I've ever had while walking on the beach. I was hunting seashells, walking with my fiancee at the edge of the water, and we just had a blast. The only thing that I can suggest is to watch out for... More 

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Boca Grande, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great place for shelling, nature and people watching and just enjoying the sights and sounds of the fishing tournaments when they are in the pass. Don't forget to see the Lighthouse museum call for hours of operation before coming onto island so you won't be disappointed if they are closed .

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Whitehall, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

M wife and I took a day trip to Gasparilla Island and really enjoyed it. We went through the museum at the state park and did some shelling while out there....and were checked out by a dolphin the came in really close to us!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Our kids and dogs like it here vey much! We come at least 4 times a year. We will be back super soon!

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Venice, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The beach is very beautiful. There are a lot of shells on the shoreline, the water is clear and blue. You can relax on the beach, or take a walk towards the lighthouse and check the tiny museum inside. Entrance is free. There is a toll on the bridge in order to get to this island/key, btw. Make sure to... More 

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San Diego
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We came here on a whim after getting a suggestion from a shop-owner in Punta Gorda. We hadn't researched anything about Boca Grande and just wanted to spend 3 - 4hrs somewhere new before heading to the airport. We spent a lovely day here on Sept. 20, 2014 despite overcast skies and light drizzle at times. I found many beautiful... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My children gave my wife and I this three day get away for our 42nd anniversary. They told us it was a place where one could just relax. I guess we were there in the off season, the month of August. Off is not the word for it or relaxing. There is nothing to see or nothing to do. We... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Gorgeous beach with a little something extra...a beautiful lighthouse. Not a recommended swimming beach due to strong currents, but we were told there is great fishing there. Toll to get on the island is $6.00 and the park entrance fee is $3.00, well worth it.

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