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The park provides a serene setting to collect shells, read a book under an umbrella, and it has the only bathroom set up with a view of sea grape and the beach. It was very quiet and pleasant when we were there. I wanted to...More
Only a few people go there as the beach was empty. Younpay to go over the bridge and you have entrance fee to the park. Its not expensive as you spend your whole day at the beach. We loved it as its a place you...More
So sad! The red tide has just killed the tourism here. People are in jeopardy of loosing their charter boats, restaurants, and rental properties as well as hotel business. Soon after our walk began, we started coughing, then runny noses and irritated eyes. But the...More
Lighthouse isn’t much, but the history exhibit inside is quite informative. The best part of the afternoon was seeing the manatees off the coast and the massive bird hanging out right on the railing that allowed people to get quite close!
Restored lighthouse. Open to the public infrequently. $15 per person to climb. 123 stairs including a short ladder to get to the observation platform. Did it on a warm beautiful day. 2 breathers and I made it. Younger people made it easily. View was 360...More
We went to the beach based on reviews from multiple sources and when we arrived there were huge dead fish everywhere on the beach. I would like to think that this being a state park they would clean this up. You pay $6 to get...More
Response from Ironmummy44 | Reviewed this property |
A good place is on the other side of the historic building. It's on an inlet and you can try anywhere along that side. Not sure when they run but there was a lot of activity during the tarpon tournament
We are staying in Venice and I wonder about how the swimming and beach is at Gasparilla Island State Park. I know we can to to Siesta Key, but I thought it would be nice to go to another beach. We will have a 6 and 8 year old with us. Is it a sand beach? I see some rocks in some pictures, but I don't want to go there if it is not a nice place to play in the sand and swim in the water. Thank you for any advice. I really liked Fort de Soto beach, but that is a drive from Venice.
June 27, 2013|
That wouldn't be my first pick with young children.. You can try the Lido Beach or Longboat Key...both are close to St. Armands Circle... Not a long drive from Venice. ~SRQgirl