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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 11 attractions in Boca Grande
Type: State Parks
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United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

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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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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Oh my take the extra time to drive And pay the bridge fee. I know it's. Little steep, but for the beauty and white sand and peace it's worth it, parking can be free if your lucky, otherwise small fee. Restroom and picnic tables. So pack your lunch and chill. Take a long walk to the lighthouse museum and watch... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is one of my most favorite places on earth. Well, in Florida anyway :-) From the moment you drive over the first bridge and see the sparkling gulf waters on both sides, a calm comes over you and you can finally exhale . . . .r.e.l.a.x.a.t.i.o.n. There is nothing I do not like about this island. The beaches (more... More

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knoxville, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The park is beautiful. Great views & historic buildings. The one important thing to note is that although this is a beach there is no swimming allowed, the rip tides are too dangerous. I wish we had noticed the signs on our first day (signs were to our back) as we came back the next day in our suits for... More

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Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

light house is neat very nice beach area very clean we really enjoyed this little side trip on boca grande

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We love lighthouses and the one here is very nice. We come here often. The views from the lighthouse and the beach nearby are wonderful. It is very relaxing the walk on the beach in the park. During the season it can get a bit crowded but we usually come before January and After March and do not have trouble... More

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