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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 12 attractions in Boca Grande
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Chokoloskee, Florida, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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60 attraction reviews
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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
4 helpful votes 4 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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United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Top Contributor
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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The island is breathtaking and well worth the $6 toll...the beaches are fantastic and the sea is deep blue fabulous doesn't even come close...the town area is also beautiful with lots of boutique type shops and restaurants.......you will love it and there are lots of places to park....this Island is a must with panoramic views at every turn and you... More

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Kent, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Beautiful beaches that are never crowded. Very nice facilities. A small fee that seems to be treated more like a donation but well worth it to support what they are doing. The lighthouse area was our favorite.

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Sherwood, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Stunning!! I could have stayed forever!! LOVE IT!!! Well worth the six dollars spent for the toll. We found lots of neat shells, stars fish etc. Also loved the Lighthouse!!

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Kuala Lumpur
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322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Well worth the $6 toll to drive in...first view of the island as you ride over the bridge is breathtaking with the sparkling clear blue waters of the Gulf stretching out either side. Gets even better when you reach the tip having driven through Boca Grande and park up to walk onto the beach by the old lighthouse. Parking fee... More

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