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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 #4 of 13 Attractions in Boca Grande
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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San Diego
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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 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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84 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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Dallas
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21 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This beach is SO nice! It was not crowded at all today and it is beautiful. White sand, some shells, blue blue water than was bathtub warm. Clean restrooms and an outdoor shower. Wonderful!

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Chokoloskee, Florida, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a nice beach and not too far to walk from parking. There is a toll bridge and state park entrance fee but we'll worth it. Some shells but not unusual. Beautiful clear blue water. Nice fishing from shore.

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Stavanger, Norway
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155 reviews 155 reviews
60 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This beautiful beach is good for shelling and sunbathing, not the best for swimming as there are some heavy currents running around the island. A lot of wildlife to be seen, at our short visit we spotted both dolphins and manatees! The remains of the phosphate shipping facility and the lighthouse makes for a great little history lesson.

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Holiday, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

There are 2 beach areas: Sea Grape and Range Light. Range Light is the 1st parking area. Beach was beautiful. As you swim, you are looking at the lighthouse! Parking areas are not marked. Nice lighthouse museum at the 2nd lighthouse, which is at the end of the park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

It costs $6 to cross onto the island and another $3 to park at this park on the honor system. There are restrooms and several covered picnic areas. There is also a place to wash off your feet . The beach is beautiful. We have visited at different times of the year. It is always a spectacular view. The sand... More

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Annapolis
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The beach by the lighthouse is big but you can't really go out too far due to currents. The beach on the side is very narrow and dunes block the breeze, so it can get a bit hot. But a very pretty and fun place to go for a visit.

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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

To see the color of the water is worth the $6 it costs to get on the island. Even though it's busy season, the beach is not packed like other FL locations. Wish we could stay here for another few days.

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