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Gasparilla Island State Park

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Address: via the Boca Grande Causeway at C.R. 775, Boca Grande, FL
Phone Number: 941-964-0375
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Enjoyable place

We had a most enjoyable visit to the park. Nice quiet beach. A lighthouse to visit. Fishing allowed. Good facilities available. The only downside is parking is limited.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We had a most enjoyable visit to the park. Nice quiet beach. A lighthouse to visit. Fishing allowed. Good facilities available. The only downside is parking is limited.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Like most state parks, there is absolutely no commercialization here, which really leaves the park and beach in its natural state. Wonderful place for a beach walk, shore fishing and seashell collecting. We flew a kite just before sunset and had a wonderful time for about an hour or so. There is a small restroom area, but be aware it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Driving over the causeway to Gasparilla Island State Park was stunning. Looking out it felt like we back in the Caribbean with turquoise blue water and white sand (residential) beaches, The traffic was heavy due to road construction and a new bridge being built at the tolls. Worth the drive and the wait and the toll. We drove to the... More 

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Becker, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

We have been to Venice, Englewood, Manasota, Fort Myers, and Bunche. Although Bunche is a close second, this is my favorite beach. If you go to the end of the island, by the lighthouse, it is gorgeous, quaint, pure white sand, jade water, dolphins, abundant shells and shark teeth, and very few people....and this is in March. Coming back next... More 

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Naples, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I'm glad we checked the island out but we won't be back. The beach is lovely, the water is pretty, but it's not enough to get us to leave Naples with our beautiful beaches and drive for 2 hours. . The shopping was nice in the middle of the island but what irritated me was the attitude of 2 people... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This was our first trip to Boca Grande/Gasparilla Island. The island and town is absolutely beautiful and we will be back. This was our first experience in an RV and when we pulled into the lot the ranger said we could park in the next lot. Well at 1am sound asleep the police knocked at the door and said we... More 

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Located on Bocca Grande- a key off of Charlotte, Fl. THis is a beautiful beach. TO get to it- you must pay a 6$ fee to go over the bridge (not on Fl. sunpass system). YOu then dive through the very quaint key. GOlf carts are the primary source of transportation- but they have their own private roads so it... More 

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Schererville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

First, there is a $6.00 toll to get onto the island. Then, there's a fee to enter the state park. The beach is gorgeous with white sand, lots of birds, shells, and grasses. You can tour the historical lighthouse, which really had lots of great information about the founding of Boca Grande, the name of the town, early residents and... More 

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Jamestown, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We've visited this place twice now & absolutely LOVE it. It's so clean & an awesome place to look for seashells. Both times we've visited (in the month of Feb),the water has been too cold to swim, but that's never been an issue. If you're looking for a beautiful island to visit for the day, this place is absolutely worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Went here for a few hours to indulge my sons shell collecting fascination. The beach is pristine and the views are amazing. This is such a slow paced island area. It's really spectacular. Would be great to spend a week here and ride bikes all around the island.

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