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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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Sheffield Village, ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Very peaceful and relaxing setting. Non commercial and later back. Nice shops and food choices to walk around. The canopies of the trees are beautiful. Exciting to watch fishermen boats off shore when the Tarpon are hitting.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

If you love looking for shells this is the place for you. We have found huge starfish, sand dollars and beautiful shells. Bring a bag u will need it. My teenage boys were bored.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Went to Cayo Costa for the first time over Memorial Day weekend. Took the Tropic Star charter boat over to the island. This was my first time tent camping. The good - very friendly staff on island - rangers, grounds keepers, camp store clerks were all great! Although quite old, the bathrooms were well kept and well stocked. Had a... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Stayed in cabin 4, fantastic getaway. Truly authentic Florida getaway. Perfect beach, great fishing, nice alligators, superior trails.the staff were very.very helpful and accommodating.

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