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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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Lighthouse, Beaches, Shelling, History - A great out of the way stop

We accidentally found this place as we were meandering around southeastern Florida. This is between Sarasota and Fort Meyers. There is a toll to cross the causeway of $6 and then... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Richfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We accidentally found this place as we were meandering around southeastern Florida. This is between Sarasota and Fort Meyers. There is a toll to cross the causeway of $6 and then you are on the narrow strip of land that is Boca Grande. The park is at the end of the Key (South tip and on the west side). As... More 

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the view from the deck of the lighthouse museum! And the museum itself gives you a real insight into the history of the area. It's a great stop.

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Tremont, Illinois
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived for a morning stroll on the white sand beaches and we enjoyed the having it almost to ourselves. It was a beautiful day and more people arrived as the day went on.

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Minneapolis
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was windy and a little chilly the day I visited Gasparilla Island, but it was perfect because we had the beach to ourselves. The beach was great for finding shells! It was a $6 toll, and a $3 parking fee, but it was well worth it!

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Hernando, Mississippi
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73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Out for a Sunday drive and came upon this park. It was very nice. A closer place to take our family when they come to visit. family when thy come to visit. It cost 6.00 to get on the island and the 5.00 to pro at the beach. It was a nice day after the previous day which was high... More 

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Rotonda West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here before lunch on our first visit. $3 pay station, very reasonable. Don't forget to grab your paper pass. Nice restrooms, picnic area and walkways over the dunes to the beach. One walkway has eroded and is blocked off, the one closest to the Lighthouse on the West side. Many folks fishing and sunbathing. Fantastic views of the pass... More 

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Trenton, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lighthouse and museum is a must see for every visitor to the island, very educational and fun. Stunning views of the gulf, sunset to die for!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Island was bustling on the day we arrived. Its kind of like a mix of grandeur and cozy when you walk the streets. There are huge mansions and palm trees and wonderful flora and fauna as you make your way through the main street toward the beach. Parking is available almost anywhere and spots open up quickly as beachgoers... More 

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Glen Ridge, New Jersey
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This park has a small light house unlike any I've seen elsewhere. Unfortunately, the associate museum was closed the day we were there. What we could see from the window, it looks interesting. The beach was a beautiful with great shelling.

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Toronto, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I feel like I'm letting a secret out- it's so beautiful here. A small slice of heaven. Huge aves today. My son had his boogie board and loved every minute of it. We made the 40 minute drive each way from Punta Gorda two days in a row- and would do it again tomorrow if we weren't heading back to... More 

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