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Cayo Costa State Park

4 Nautical Miles West of Pine Island, Boca Grande, FL 33922
+1 941-964-0375
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Some of the last untouched land in Florida

This place is one of Florida's last untouched treasures. I feel in love with Cayo Costa a few years... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2015
Billy H
Nashville, Tennessee
Family Camping

John, Shannon, Marcus park rangers and Ann, Dennis, were beyond wonderful. They make your trip... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2015
Stephen A. D
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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.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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4 Nautical Miles West of Pine Island, Boca Grande, FL 33922
+1 941-964-0375
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Reviewed October 26, 2015

This place is one of Florida's last untouched treasures. I feel in love with Cayo Costa a few years ago when my parents bought a place in Cape Coral. My dad took us all out on the boat and over to Cayo Costa. When we...More

6  Thank Billy H
Reviewed October 25, 2015

John, Shannon, Marcus park rangers and Ann, Dennis, were beyond wonderful. They make your trip extra special. They were there for all campers needs. The volunteer and Ranger staff were as magnificant as the scenery, wildlife, beachs and shelling. I don't have any suggestions as...More

11  Thank Stephen A. D
Reviewed October 24, 2015

We rented a boat for the day from a local marina to explore Cayo Costa and Cabbage Key at our own pace. Some of us spent a half day on Cayo Costa while, others decided to fish around the island. There's a $2 fee per...More

1  Thank JetsetPandora
Reviewed October 14, 2015

Well this is about the closest I will ever get. Only way in and out is by boat, no running water or electricity, just a few sand roads and all natural beach. Once you dock it is about a one mile walk on the sand...More

1  Thank Gary M
Reviewed October 5, 2015

We took an hour-long ferry ride to Cayo Costa State Park off Charlotte Harbor in Florida, which is only accessible by boat. There are boat docks in a couple of spots on this barrier island which is part private homes and part state park. It...More

6  Thank 6generationFL
Reviewed September 28, 2015

we stayed at a private house rental and explore the state park daily.it was awesome, the staff is great. the beaches are uncrowded and pristine,the wildlife is abundant,,this place takes you back to days when life was simpler. we stayed one week,if you do not...More

2  Thank Luann M
Reviewed September 28, 2015

Cayo Costa Island is a great place to visit and the camp sites are very nice. The beach is gorgeous and the water is full of life. Shells, manatees, dolphins and a myriad of fish and wild life abound. Staff are very nice and helpful....More

1  Thank DLMDO
Reviewed September 16, 2015

Beautiful beaches with shells galore! A must visit for all in your group! Manatees crusing the coastline as you look for shells!

1  Thank rrreilly05
Reviewed September 15, 2015

Cayo Costa is untouched pure beauty. The wildlife is awesome, we even saw a Bald Eagles nest and the shelling is amazing! I could have taken home a whole basket full- had my husband not cut me off. The waves are a decent size so...More

2  Thank FutureMason
Reviewed September 13, 2015

The crew was very friendly and helpful to all passengers, young and old. We arrived at beach and were able to search for sea shells and swim in the warm Bay water. The First Mate assisted passengers to off load via a ladder upon arrival....More

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Response from xandergomez | Reviewed this property |
As an added feature, I believe Tropic Star offers a day trip to the small island where Jimmy Buffet got his inspiration for "Cheeseburger in Paradise". The name slips me without googling it. I believe there are other 'more... More
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Response from mischatz | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can rent kayaks or bikes.