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Cayo Costa State Park

4 Nautical Miles West of Pine Island, 4 Nautical Miles West of Pine Island, Boca Grande, FL 33922
+1 941-964-0375
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Shells, Shells, and more Shells

The shells on the beach were unbelievable. I have never seen so many at once. The island is only... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dean_Amy-2004
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New Oxford, Pennsylvania
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Awsome place

You can only get here by boat. There's a few places that charter you over to the island. We took... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Teerry W
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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, 4 Nautical Miles West of Pine Island, Boca Grande, FL 33922
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The shells on the beach were unbelievable. I have never seen so many at once. The island is only accessible by boat, we went with Captiva Cruises. It was a 30-min boat ride from Captiva and we had 2 hours on the beach. There are...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

You can only get here by boat. There's a few places that charter you over to the island. We took our boat over when there was a storm coming so alot of people cancelled there reservations. We had a great time whole iland to our...More

2  Thank Teerry W
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

This is my kinda beach in my own back yard. We go during the week ( retired ) and drop anchor on a private beach. Sometimes we even run into other lucky souls. This is paradise!! At its finest

Thank dmcgowa
Reviewed 3 September 2017

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

1  Thank Steven C
Reviewed 29 August 2017

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

1  Thank Kim G
Reviewed 28 August 2017

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

Thank captjeffnelson
Reviewed 26 August 2017 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

2  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

4  Thank Cowslower
Reviewed 13 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.

1  Thank KevinSChina
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799ritak
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Response from dmcgowa | Reviewed this property |
Hello. Beeb there many times but use personal boat and just hit the beaches. When i crewed on the ferry i never saw many bikes going over. Wish i could help more
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Camilla15
24 October 2017|
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Response from Mindy G | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there have been any cases of the rats biting people. And the only reason they had a rat problem before is because of a drought and the rats were searching for fresh water. They have had plenty of rain since... More
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hydroquest
11 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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