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Gasparilla Island State Park

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

We live not far away where the water is normally beautiful. We took a day trip and we're shocked... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Venice, Florida
via mobile
Relaxing visit

Worth the drive and $6 toll to explore Boca Grande on Gasparilla island!! Nice lunch at Eagle... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shawnee, Kansas
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via the Boca Grande Causeway at C.R. 775, Boca Grande, FL
+1 941-964-0375
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We live not far away where the water is normally beautiful. We took a day trip and we're shocked over how brown the water is. We walked the beach and found dead fish all over. We were told not to go swimming. Major disappointment.

Thank Joe0215
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the drive and $6 toll to explore Boca Grande on Gasparilla island!! Nice lunch at Eagle Grille & Millers Dockside overlooking beautiful boats docked just outside.! We then rented golf carts at the marina store next door at a very reasonable hourly rate. We...More

Thank 51JudyDes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love coming to this beach because it is always really clean and never overcrowded (probably since you have to pay a small fee to get on the island). Ample parking and lots of opportunities for wildlife sighting - last time we saw a huge...More

Thank Mindy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

South Beach Bar and Grill was a beautiful venue for Sunday lunch...to continue to celebrate my July birthday! The food was pricey, but, delicious...my husband loved the Lobster Benedict! The Fish Tacos with mango chutney on them were very tasty but did not come with...More

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Boca Grande Pass and the Boca Grande Lighthouse! A must see when in Boca Grande! We had a wonderful time skimming the shoreline, watching the sunset at the Pass. The sky was lit up with lovely clouds and amazing colors for a perfect sunset...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time. Beautiful place with gorgeous scenery. We actually went to visit the Lighthouse that sadly was closed. Major bummer but we still made the most of our time. Make sure you check the hours and visit times. Hope to make it...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is beautiful and has many things to do too! I think it is beautiful for swimming, visiting and walking around, just to relax or walk ! It has a lighthouse and a chapel, museum, bathrooms, really cute island!

Thank nabeab
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In my opinion, this should be the #1 one attraction in Boca Grande (maybe just the Dolphin Cove Ice cream shop can give it a run for its money). But you can spend all day here enjoying the quiet seafront or walking/biking around taking in...More

Thank Renemesis
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We took an afternoon trip to this beach in the state park. What a great trip, manatees were swimming around the area, schools of fish, and a beautiful relaxing beach.

Thank Nicole L
Reviewed 30 June 2017

I feel like I discovered a hidden gem when we found Gasparilla Island State Park. It's truly an old Florida feel beach -- no vendors or high rise condominiums! We spent 2 days here and I never wanted to leave! You do have to pay...More

1  Thank rbwildcat
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Questions & Answers
5 September 2015|
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Response from Kayaker318 | Reviewed this property |
Did not see any dogs on the beach.
Brandy P
15 March 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.
8 February 2015|
Response from Marty R | Reviewed this property |
Not that I saw...I went to the beach, but I'm sure you could ask around and find some excellent camping areas. I've only lived in Florida since September and this was my first time going to Gasparilla State Park.