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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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WOW, like the Caribbean!

We packed our lunch for the day & drove here from Ft.Myers. Well worth the drive! It was pristine, water looked like you were in the Caribbean, not crowded even though it was high... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
44 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We packed our lunch for the day & drove here from Ft.Myers. Well worth the drive! It was pristine, water looked like you were in the Caribbean, not crowded even though it was high season. Parking was close & on honor system. Clean port-a-potty in lot. Divine! Bring umbrella, sun was hot!

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Syracuse, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Spent the whole day here with my friend and could have spent our while trip here! It is a small park with amazing views. The currents are a little strong for swimming at the point which is where we spent the day, but fine for wading. It's stunning and more than with the trip out.

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Beautiful beach with great views of the water and palm trees! Our family did some swimming, shelling and fishing. Everyone had a great time. Very tropical atmosphere. Will be back for sure!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My husband & I spent hours walking along the beach. The water was a beautiful turquoise and you could see fish without a mask. We sat on a couple large rocks & people watched. Kids were swimming & playing with their dad's & Granddad. I would like to come back again, only this time I'd bring my mask & snorkel... More 

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Searsport, Maine
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

One of the few SW Florida beaches we found where we could actually fish! It's on an inlet so there's no swimming allowed. No matter how early we arrived, other beaches were too crowded. The parking is easy here & the restrooms are clean. We went fishing here several times & enjoyed the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Get there early or you may not be able to park. Nice calm water early in the morning. Lots of shells. Clear water for snorkeling.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Our favorite place in Florida!! Would live here year round if possible! Absolutely gorgeous and the beaches are clean and less crowded. Will return again and again! Thank you for your healing and hospitality.

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Gaylord, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Take a trip to Boca. The beaches are amazing and the view reminds me of the Virgin Islands. There are quaint shops, and cool beach homes. It is definitely a vacation destination, where you want to stay for a few days to relax. Would love to own a vacation home here.

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New Port Richey, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The beach is beautiful for relaxing and walking. There are good restroom facilities and the parking charge is minimal.

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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

All the reviews about this beach are correct. The good and the bad. We live in North Port so driving to this beach is not very far. The sand is so soft and white. We went to Manasota key beaches last week and they were quite crowded. The $6.00 bridge toll and $3.00 parking might keep some folks away but... More 

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