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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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A beautiful part of the Island

Make sure to visit the iconic Boca Grande Lighthouse when you're on the Island. It's at the South end so you will need a car, bike or golf cart. Lovely beach for walking and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Stephanie F
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London, Canada
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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Make sure to visit the iconic Boca Grande Lighthouse when you're on the Island. It's at the South end so you will need a car, bike or golf cart. Lovely beach for walking and shelling.

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Thank Stephanie F
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dolphins, shells, clean beaches, the lighthouse and museum, what else could you want. The parking is $3.00 for the day and the bathrooms are clean. What else could you ask for. Great day on the beach!!!!!

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3 Thank Nonnieandpops
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Out on the tip of the island is a great place to spend the day. Great beach to watch the boats, pick shells and fish. Bathrooms & showers close with plenty of parking. Bring a lunch and enjoy as we did.

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2 Thank TonyDez
Rotonda West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful park filled with Florida wildlife and sea life. Most early mornings you can catch the dolphin out looking for breakfast and playing in the still waters. Spring starts off with huge Tarpon, Giant Grouper and hungry hammerheads waiting for fisherman to hook their breakfast for them during the most popular and largest purse Tarpon tournament in... More 

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1 Thank Lisa F
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were on our second trip to Boca Grande, Florida, and I was wondering why we chose to go there in the first place. It is an historic town on Gasparilla Island south of our vacation base, Sarasota, and east of Fort Myers. It is most famous for being the winter White House for President George H.W.... More 

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1 Thank Taylor B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful museum at the lighthouse. Small but very interesting. Interactive things for small children. Check out shark teeth.

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Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very private location with beachfront on the Boca Causeway. Good spot for fishing, shelling or a picnic. Some surfing here. I would not recommend swimming as the current is very strong. Honor system parking at $3 per vehicle. Area is very clean and well maintained.

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1 Thank Beachgirl119
Moneta, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in North Fort Myers and someone had "tipped" us to this great beach. While it is quit a drive it is worth it. No crowds, beautiful beach town of Boce Grande (check out Banyan St.) and easy parking. If you want a quiet sandy beach with interesting sea shells washing up give this a try.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 January 5, 2017 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 😀😀!

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