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Cayo Costa State Park

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Address: 4 Nautical Miles West of Pine Island, Boca Grande, FL 33922
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+1 941-964-0375

Located just off Cape Coral, a ferry will take you to this island nature...

Located just off Cape Coral, a ferry will take you to this island nature reserve known for its beautiful beaches and great collection of shells.

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great place to walk inky the sun set and just relax love it so pretty not so busy with people go and enjoy your self

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scott f
Venice, Florida
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Venice, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

great place to walk inky the sun set and just relax love it so pretty not so busy with people go and enjoy your self

Thank scott f
Merritt Island, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place so much. We took our 4 years old boys and they had a blast. The only bad is how pricey the ferry is but what are you going to do is worth it. The weather was great (April) water a bit cold but it was nice and sunny. I had a great time taking pictures and... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the 3rd time for us camping on Cayo Costa. The untouched beauty of this island is enough to keep me coming back. I've never been when there are very many people on the beach, if any. I've been told it can get busy at times though. I have never experienced that. We found many sharks teeth and unbroken... More 

1 Thank Mindy G
Charlotte, NC
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These natural islands are gorgeous and make one feel the true awe of the beauty of southwest Florida. The water is clear and warm, and the sand is like sugar. Lots of great shells.

Thank Tish M
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My all day adventure started with a ferry ride from Pine Island to Cayo Costa. Boat is the only option.. Disembark from the ferry on the bay side of the island where you find a Ranger station; Kayak and Stand up paddle board rentals; bike rentals, and a small store w snacks, ice and t shirts. There is a shuttle... More 

2 Thank Patricia R
Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Loved this day adventure! We took Tropic Star from Bookelia for the full day trip and just loved it. It was quiet, clean, had flushing toilets and fresh water in the bathrooms and no trashcans out at the beach area so be sure to leave with everything you came with. Shelling is better at the south end of the beach... More 

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

An absolutely beautiful day trip but it wasn't enough time to see much except the beach. It felt like the minute we got there we unpacked our beach bags and it was time to pack back up. No shells to report but the tide was wrong for that. Disappointed but not surprised. No bugs either.

Thank samsmomm
Bryson City, North Carolina
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Camping on an island requires a lot of preparation and effort. If you forget it or it breaks, you will do without and everything must be hauled to and from the boat, to the tram, and to the campsite....and you'll do that in reverse when you leave. That said, we had a great trip. Our family of 5 (2 adults... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Our family has religiously tent-camped on Cayo Costa a week at a time for the last several years. The fishing is plentiful, the shelling amazing, the tent sites spacious, the rangers and volunteers friendly, and we love the seclusion. The bugs, the heat, the raccoons, the cold showers we easily deal with, no biggy, but this spring break, however, we've... More 

8 Thank 8ag8a
Matlacha, Florida
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Absolutely loved our day on Cayo Costa! So many beautiful shells, scenery, peaceful day of shelling, picnic lunch, fishing and walking the beach. We found tons of sharks teeth too!!! Make sure you pack a lunch and have drinks and snacks. I highly recommend this trip. Take Tropic Star from Bokeelia!

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