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Gasparilla Island State Park

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Address: via the Boca Grande Causeway at C.R. 775, Boca Grande, FL
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+1 941-964-0375

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Beautiful beach

Lovely views. the toll fee keeps the honest, kind people coming back. Beautiful sunset, lovely beach, good amenities.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely views. the toll fee keeps the honest, kind people coming back. Beautiful sunset, lovely beach, good amenities.

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Osprey, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

State Park at the southern end of Gasparilla Island featuring a historic lighthouse. Small fee for entry but worth the price. Tours and views are terrific. Handicap accessible. Right on the beach. Watch out for the golf carts 😀😀!

Thank spikenails
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here after spending several hours at Boca Grande Beach. There were a lot of folks fishing and hanging out on the beach. Swimming is not allowed because of dangerous currents. This beach is a great places to look for seashells. We saw some dolphins while we were exploring the beach! There are restrooms and outdoor showers here. You... More 

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on a recommendation from a local restaurant waitress. The admission to the park is three dollars and get you into the lighthouse area as well as the beach. Beach was extremely crowded as we were there on a Saturday during the holidays. Lighthouse self-guided tour was quite interesting and informative. Spent about 45 minutes walking through the displays... More 

1 Thank Ken B
Bel Air, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a gorgeous stretch of beach! We took a nice long stroll and saw maybe 20 people total. The visitors station was very cute and we enjoyed talking to the staff person. I could get lost just sitting on the beach staring at the waves for hours. And make sure to bring some of the big, beautiful perfect shells home!

1 Thank 2015Stacey2016
Cedar Key, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Great beach for sunning, shelling or just people watching though not many people in Nov. Lots of shells and small sharks teeth. Currents are strong and dangerous for kids or poor swimmers. Museum is very good for lovcal history and local fauna.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Quiet area (except for the housing construction right next to the park) with very few visitors. We found a very large whelk, but unfortunately you're not allowed to take anything that is alive from the park. We got to see a lot of dolphins from the beach next to the lighthouse in the late afternoon. There's no food in the... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Well worth the $6.00 bridge toll which cuts out many of the more rowdy beach goes. Parking was easy and the peaceful beach is close to changing stations and rest rooms.... However, the toilet in the men's room was non-functional with the top of the tank resting on the floor and the tank was empty, although the valve appeared to... More 

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful little piece of paradise. Very few people when we visited which made it feel all the more special! Easily worth the bridge toll ($6) and state park car park fee ($3). We only spent a couple of hours here, but take a picnic and you could be here all day. Beach was beautiful and lots of shells.

Thank kolleyflower
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in history this is a must see! The museum in the "lower" level of the orginal lighthouse is packed with local history and wonderful pictures. Great displays for children about the aquatic life. Cute gift shop with limited refreshments. Great views of Boca Grande Pass. We even saw dolphins!

Thank Lori M

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