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Cayo Costa State Park

4 Nautical Miles West of Pine Island, 4 Nautical Miles West of Pine Island, Boca Grande, FL 33922
+1 941-964-0375
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Well worth the visit

We traveled here for the full day trip 10-4. The boat ride alone ( which is awesome) takes up two... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
sheridan1363
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Powhatan, Virginia
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Nice quiet beach

We go here 6 times a year by boat from Cape Coral. Good shelling on west side. Shuttles go here... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ed L
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“tropic star” (50 reviews)
“ranger station” (35 reviews)
“pine island” (28 reviews)
LOCATION
4 Nautical Miles West of Pine Island, 4 Nautical Miles West of Pine Island, Boca Grande, FL 33922
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+1 941-964-0375
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"tropic star"
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"ranger station"
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"pine island"
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"bug spray"
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"no electricity"
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"tent camping"
in 13 reviews
"day trip"
in 32 reviews
"state park"
in 41 reviews
"ferry ride"
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"small store"
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"fire pit"
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"camp store"
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"only accessible by boat"
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"ferry service"
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"every hour"
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"beach side"
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"deserted island"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We traveled here for the full day trip 10-4. The boat ride alone ( which is awesome) takes up two hours round trip. The full day was great but went by fast. You need to bring lots of water, bug spray, lunch, an umbrella and...More

Thank sheridan1363
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go here 6 times a year by boat from Cape Coral. Good shelling on west side. Shuttles go here from Pine Island... Always friendly people on beach.

Thank Ed L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are a true nature lover who wants to experience the way Florida beaches looked before the condos and motels, take the ferry to this wonderful state park. From there you can sit by the beach, hike the trails or rent a kayak and...More

7  Thank annmpalaitis
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

One of the most untouched beaches that you can imagine.Take a boat over to the island,relax and enjoy the quiet!!!

Thank Doug M
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We had a great weekend unplugging and enjoying the SW Florida area. We went with another family and rented 2 cabins, 8 and 11. There were not far apart and there were 2 bathrooms very close by. As other reviewers have stated, the cabins are...More

Thank Amanda K
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

You have to be able to ruff it. The island is amazing, cabins are clean , but cots are hard, lol Remember your camping, Beach is gorgeous, Saw lots of dolphins. Pet friendly on a leash , great time. Little store has a little stuff...More

2  Thank SandMark610
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

It's a nice beach but Florida is full of nice beaches. The logistics of getting there and back mean your visit is limited. Pay for parking, pay for the ferry over (a 40 min boat ride) at 9 then take a tram to the beach....More

1  Thank scott s
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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

The ride from Captiva to Cayo is a fun one, filled with history and a party atmosphere. The beach is really nice, pristine sand and waves that are fun, but not too big. Shelling was just ok, but it was a great afternoon activity!

Thank Brian M
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

The beach is secluded and not overly crowded although from Cape Coral bridge it is a 1-1/2 hour ride but we’ll wor it!

Thank Steve C
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights. Fabulous weather. The park rangers were friendly, especially the lady tram driver. Stayed in cabins 1 and 2. Rented bikes (get there at 9am) rode to Boca Grande Pass. Ice cold showers - refreshing. Stars at night were bright. Bring bug spray.

Thank Stephanie W
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May 19, 2018|
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Response from annmpalaitis | Reviewed this property |
We were there midweek. Noise was not an issue except lovely guitar music from a cabin nearby
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Jen C
May 13, 2018|
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Response from gotravelpair | Reviewed this property |
We tent camped three nights, divided all of our gear between two 65 liter backpacks and a small Yeti cooler. Sites are not walkable (well, you won’t want to ;) from the dock- they provide transport for people and gear. I... More
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ilker o
May 3, 2018|
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Response from Dean_Amy-2004 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend contacting the park service directly. The island is split between the state park and private property, so you want to be careful about your own boat docking. They would also have the most current info re... More
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