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Gasparilla Island State Park

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

This island is so full of old Florida charm. The downtown is charming with many yummy restaurants... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Donald L
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San Antonio, United States
Felt like I was in the Caribbean!

Found this spot on the recommendation of a local. It was worth the hour drive from my MIL's in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ruthi K
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“state park” (41 reviews)
LOCATION
via the Boca Grande Causeway at C.R. 775, Boca Grande, FL
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+1 941-964-0375
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"state park"
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"lighthouse museum"
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"honor system"
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"beautiful beach"
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"nice facilities"
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"walk around"
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"sandy beaches"
in 5 reviews
"white sand"
in 9 reviews
"toll fee"
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"broken shells"
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"few hours"
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"light house"
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"small fee"
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"fort myers"
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"old florida"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This island is so full of old Florida charm. The downtown is charming with many yummy restaurants. The park and the lighthouse are an easy bike ride from town. A must see

Thank Donald L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this spot on the recommendation of a local. It was worth the hour drive from my MIL's in Venice. Absolutely beautiful beach! Not too crowded & the water was just fantastic. Be sure to plan time in the Lighthouse Museum!

Thank Ruthi K
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

I'm visiting relatives in Punta Gorda and this is their favorite beach. Took us 45 minutes to get there, but I could easily see why it's their favorite. Go early if you want easy pay parking ($6 to enter beach area; $3 all day park...More

2  Thank drjlever
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Once you cross the Gasparilla bridge there is only one road. Take that road 8 miles until you find the State Park Lighthouse. At the end of this road you will see where Gasparilla’s story began. The lighthouse museum is one of the area’s main...More

Thank John L
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

And don't forget to stop by the lighthouse museum. But get there early cuz parking fills up quickly or ride your bikes .

Thank Kimberly C
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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

This was our second time to visit this spot. First time early February and then now third week of March. Lots more people now. There was a park worker present to help expedite payment at the entrance. There was a slow moving line. We arrived...More

1  Thank Liz S
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Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

Old Florida at its best, nice long beach with beautiful shells, nice for strolling the area has well maintained old Floridian style homes,saw dolphins 3 sightings, ospreys, very nice would return.

1  Thank bukagirl
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

We parked at several locations in the park, paying a single $3.00 fee for our car. At the south tip of the island there is no swimming due to high currents, but it's worth going to visit the excellent small museum at the old lighthouse...More

2  Thank lmcorson
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Clean, blue water, tons of fish, and more shells than you need. Best deal ever had for the price of admission,6 bucks for the toll.

Thank Paul L
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

While spending a month in the area, we had heard many nice things about Boca Grande and decided to venture out there. Beautiful ride across the causeway where the gulf and Charlotte Harbor meet! Emerald green water, white sandy beaches and a couple of historic...More

Thank Rod W
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Mazzmack
September 5, 2015|
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Response from Kayaker318 | Reviewed this property |
Did not see any dogs on the beach.
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Brandy P
March 15, 2015|
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Response from Janice R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can swim at the public park. I do not know if there are rentable water sports equipment.
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