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Cayo Costa State Park

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Address: Boca Grande, FL 33921
Phone Number: 941-964-0375
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Located just off Cape Coral, a ferry will take you to this island nature...

Located just off Cape Coral, a ferry will take you to this island nature reserve known for its beautiful beaches and great collection of shells.

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The boat ride to Cayo Costa took two hours to the site & two hours back. This took away from the our water time😕. The boat crew was very nice with all the children in our group... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nad915
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The boat ride to Cayo Costa took two hours to the site & two hours back. This took away from the our water time😕. The boat crew was very nice with all the children in our group, age range of 2 -18, their were knowledgeable about history of the area & informative on the best plan for our large group.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay so about 6 months ago four of my closest friends and I thought it would be a good idea to take a road trip to somewhere warm and camp for five nights. We saw this place online and saw all the good reviews and were like: "this is perfect!". So we roll in on a slow ferry boat and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cayo Costa is a fabulous island and well preserved. We stayed here for a night in one of the state park cabins - reasonably priced. We have stayed in many state and national park cabins over the years and they have all been very basic (as expected) but they have been clean and without graffiti. The cabin we stayed in... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Cabbage Key and took a small Skiff to Cayo Costa. We only saw one other boat and had the beach to ourselves. Of course August is very hot with mosquitoes.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

If you are looking for shells and a sparsely populated beach, Cayo is the place to go. Rent a boat or you can get ferried over for the day. We went early morning so that we could also stop at Cabbage Key for a late lunch on the way back - another must if you are on the intercoastal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

This park would have easily gotten a 5 rating if we could have had our kayaks near our campsite. The Park rules state that kayaks must be kept on the kayak racks by the docks. This is the opposite of the park and a 1 mile walk or shuttle without the kayaks. When we left to come home we were... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful island to visit by boat. We landed on the gulf beach and found tons of shells and there were no people. Beautiful remote beach. I have also landed at the docks and taken the shuttle over. Bring all the supplies you will need

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Wasn't sure what to expect going into this but we had a wonderful time! We stayed in a cabin for 3 nights, but you can bring tents or just come for the day. The only way to the island is via the Tropic Star Ferry (check their website for schedule and fees, but you MUST call them to make reservations).... More 

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

My husband and I arrived at Cayo Costa on Memorial Day and left on Friday. With the exception of the noseeums and the relentless, beating sun, our stay was a wondrous occasion. For the vast majority of the week, we had complete privacy as we were pretty much the only ones in a tent. This was an added bonus. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Having a wonderful week here at Cayo Casta island. Beside the huge mosquitos and the crazy raccoons. This is a very quite park great for camping. Cell phone charging station and small store on the island..

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