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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
Phone Number: 941-964-0375
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Beautiful, uncrowded beach

We loved Gasparilla - the beaches were beautiful and uncrowded. Plenty of parking and clean restrooms. Unfortunately, the lighthouse was closed for the season when we were there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved Gasparilla - the beaches were beautiful and uncrowded. Plenty of parking and clean restrooms. Unfortunately, the lighthouse was closed for the season when we were there but, we were able to walk around on the porch and enjoy the beautiful views!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Boca Grande is pretty quiet in the summer months but for some (especially my son) who enjoys fishing with a group of fishermen and talking all that fishing lingo Gasparilla Island State Park is ideal. I have been going to the park for 25 years now and its always clean and never over crowded I guess I know what to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Opportunity to see lighthouse if you visit between 10:00 and 4:00. Very pretty and quiet beach. There are restrooms in the area.

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

We went for a day trip to Boca grande. 6 dollars to get across and 3 dollars to go to any of the beach parks. I don't think you can complain about any Florida beach but this certainly wasn't the nicest we have been too. We rented a golf cart and had blast with the kids checking out the island... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Somewhat remote beach on the southern point of Boca Grande. NOT a good beach for swimming due to rip currents, but pretty awesome for shelling. There are restrooms, a shelter area with bbq grills. Parking is $3, it is also a $6 toll to get on the island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Sandy beaches and great sunsets here Make a day of it with a picnic Park closes at sundown as all beaches here do No crowds whole we are here and found plenty of shells and sand dollars

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1 Thank craigp33
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

I struggle between giving this a four and a five. I ultimately gave this beach a four as it comes very close to perfect. If you like serenity, peace and quiet, this Gulf side beach is for you. You will not find the excitement of the Atlantic beaches in Florida, but it is perfect for calm waters, a beautiful sunset,... More 

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Blue Ridge, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

This is a magnificently beautiful and quite historically unique and interesting place. There is literally no place like Boca Grande pass, which is the scenic wonder of this small park. But the surprisingly engaging museum in the quaint lighthouse is worth the trip to the southern tip of the island. If you are dressed for it, swimming and fishing from... More 

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Newnan, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Spent the day here on Independence Day! Lovely beach with very calm waves. Not a very sandy beach...lots of crushed shells. The section of the beach we were on was very quiet. The beach where the lighthouse is located was pretty crowded, so we came on down the island to the next parking area. No facilities here other than a... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

We got married on this beach...if we could stay forever, we would. We visit as often as possible...planning a trip tomorrow! Aside from the occasional seaweed after a big storm, the beach is always so clean, so quiet, and the fishing is great! The grills are a huge plus - we get there early in the morning and stay all... More 

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