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Paddled to Cayo Costa for 3 nights of camping. It is a very beautiful place to visit, and camp.
But I do have a complaint about it. You have to buy your wood at the camp store, it is $10.00 for 4 smallish pieces of...More
It is just beautiful. If you have young children, bring life vests as the beach drops. Don't swim after 5-there are sharks, though, there haven't been any reported attacks. There is lots of wildlife-dolphins, alligators, manatees. Shelling is best if you go out to the...More
Off the beaten path beach location. You can catch the Captiva Cruises boat out of McCarthys Marina, however we rented a small skiff out of Cabbage Key and took it over there ourselves. This enabled us to get to a section of beach that is...More
We come here almost annually. It changes each year as the tides rearrange the landscape, but the shelling is always plentiful and the beach is rarely crowded. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen. There are restrooms on each end of the main pathway through the...More
We went to Cayo Costa State Park in search of seashells. We had to take a boat to the park but once there we found so many shells!! We spent a couple of hours at the park collecting and then took the boat back to...More
We rented a boat and made our way to the state park. A very small store sells souvenirs and ice cream. The trolly will take you to the beach via a 2 minute ride every hour. A great place to hang out for the day!
Cayo Costa is a beautiful unspoiled Florida Key with beautiful beaches and remarkable shelling. It is mostly a nature preserve so don’t expect any five star accommodations, just go for the beauty. Word to the wise, pick your travel dates carefully as it can be...More
We stopped here briefly to use the facilities and to walk around. There were no more places to dock but a very helpful Park ranger allowed our friends to pull their boat straight in so we could get off for a short visit.
We had an amazing time here. We took the ferry over (about 1/2 hour) then we checked in with the ranger. The campground is only a mile a way so we grabbed our gear and walked instead of waiting for the Tram. We setup camp...More
Spent 3 nights on Cayo Costa in cabins 1 and 2. Construction going on next to us for new bathrooms being built was disruptive daytime, but we were gone most of the day so it didn't really matter. 5 of the 12 cabins have screened...More
I am curious about this as well. We are planning a trip this December and the one site I have looked at was $50 for adults and $40 for kids. This was the price for us plus any camping gear up to 50lbs. per person.