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Cayo Costa State Park

4 Nautical Miles West of Pine Island, Boca Grande, FL 33922
+1 941-964-0375
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Great Shelling Beach

We set out from the marina on Captiva Island, and enjoyed a short boat ride (30 minutes or so) to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steven C
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Martinez, California
Wish I could have spent the entire day here!

I've wanted to visit Cayo Costa State Park for 10 years now but never made it until now. It was on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kim G
,
Pataskala, Ohio
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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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4 Nautical Miles West of Pine Island, Boca Grande, FL 33922
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We set out from the marina on Captiva Island, and enjoyed a short boat ride (30 minutes or so) to Cayo Costa. As an extra treat dolphins played in our wake for a few minutes, leaping and twirling for us. According to the boat's captain,...More

Thank Steven C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've wanted to visit Cayo Costa State Park for 10 years now but never made it until now. It was on my bucket list and is now checked off! The staff at the marina were wonderful! The boat captain and his crew of one were...More

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another hot spot to bring guest to enjoy secluded beaches and search for sea shells, swim or just pain relax.

Thank captjeffnelson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe it is good for a day trip but not overnight. We stayed at the cabin and saw bunch of rats around dusk and rat poops are at the porch and screened window. People in the cabin next to us had rats across the bed....More

1  Thank No_1_Yangnome
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Have been there many times and can vouch for the shelling on the gulf side. Never forget the day we boated there and, in addition to the dolphins that were flirting with the young ladies to the stern, I saw a giant sea turtle rising...More

Thank B SHAWN C
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Two ways to get here - either on a charter, or by means of your own boat - but the critical point is MAKE THE TRIP. The primary word that comes to mind is unspoiled, as Cayo Costa is a massive, uninhabited (excepting 17 houses...More

1  Thank Cowslower
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Be sure to bring plenty of mosquito repellent and sun tan lotion because the sun is hot in the summer and the mosquito's are present year around.

Thank KevinSChina
Reviewed 12 July 2017

A beautiful secluded beach, arrive only by boat. Arrival by boat only, personal or the local ferry; after docking a SP worker will take you on the tram to your cabin, campsite or the beach. Extremely rustic sites with no electricity, and cooking on a...More

Thank MOETX12
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The nearby anchorage is perfect for even deep-hulled sailboats. You do have to bring everything. Cayo Costa has no available electricity, so you can't count on it for much of anything. It does have a shuttle to the beach side and the water is perfect...More

1  Thank Jennie P
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We've always rented a small charter or our own boat from Jensen's Marina to get here. On a weekday it can feel like you're on a deserted island. On weekends, there is more boat traffic. Cayo Costa is scenic, has clear water for snorkeling, and...More

Thank reise3
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hydroquest
10 July 2017|
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Response from SmokiesHikingGirl | Reviewed this property |
When letting off day trippers at Cayo Costa, you can get on the boat that goes to Cabbage Key (where the inspiration for the afore-mentioned "Cheeseburger in Paradise" came from). You can have lunch there (pricey but worth... More
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29 May 2017|
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Response from mischatz | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can rent kayaks or bikes.
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