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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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Serene Beach

One of the most untouched beaches that you can imagine.Take a boat over to the island,relax and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Doug M
Cabin Camping

We had a great weekend unplugging and enjoying the SW Florida area. We went with another family... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amanda K
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“tropic star” (50 reviews)
“ranger station” (35 reviews)
“pine island” (28 reviews)
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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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+1 941-964-0375
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"bug spray"
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"day trip"
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"no electricity"
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"tent camping"
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"ferry ride"
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"state park"
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"small store"
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"fire pit"
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"camp store"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most untouched beaches that you can imagine.Take a boat over to the island,relax and enjoy the quiet!!!

Thank Doug M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great weekend unplugging and enjoying the SW Florida area. We went with another family and rented 2 cabins, 8 and 11. There were not far apart and there were 2 bathrooms very close by. As other reviewers have stated, the cabins are...More

Thank Amanda K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to be able to ruff it. The island is amazing, cabins are clean , but cots are hard, lol Remember your camping, Beach is gorgeous, Saw lots of dolphins. Pet friendly on a leash , great time. Little store has a little stuff...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

It's a nice beach but Florida is full of nice beaches. The logistics of getting there and back mean your visit is limited. Pay for parking, pay for the ferry over (a 40 min boat ride) at 9 then take a tram to the beach....More

1  Thank scott s
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

The ride from Captiva to Cayo is a fun one, filled with history and a party atmosphere. The beach is really nice, pristine sand and waves that are fun, but not too big. Shelling was just ok, but it was a great afternoon activity!

Thank Brian M
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

The beach is secluded and not overly crowded although from Cape Coral bridge it is a 1-1/2 hour ride but we’ll wor it!

Thank Steve C
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights. Fabulous weather. The park rangers were friendly, especially the lady tram driver. Stayed in cabins 1 and 2. Rented bikes (get there at 9am) rode to Boca Grande Pass. Ice cold showers - refreshing. Stars at night were bright. Bring bug spray.

Thank Stephanie W
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

A great getaway for those who love the beach but do not love crowds. Nothing fancy here, cabins, bathroom and rental bikes are definitely run down, but the island itself makes up for it. Nice trails as well as beaches. The little store has ice,...More

1  Thank M Elaine B
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We rented a boat and went over to Cayo Costa. They have a marina, clean bathrooms and a shuttle To take you to the beach if you don’t want to walk the 3/4 mile. The walk was beautiful, remote, nice shells, great sandy beach. You...More

Thank Elina P
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

It's about $50 a person for the ferry to get to Cayo Costa, and I was led to believe that we would be heading to the island promptly at 2 pm and leaving at 1 pm the next day. We were told we had to...More

1  Thank Sarah R
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Jen C
14 May 2018|
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Response from Doug M | Reviewed this property |
They have a tractor pull you and your items from the dock to the camping area.The beach is right there and the primitive campsites are close by.They also have little rooms you can rent that will keep you out of the... More
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ilker o
3 May 2018|
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Response from Dean_Amy-2004 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend contacting the park service directly. The island is split between the state park and private property, so you want to be careful about your own boat docking. They would also have the most current info re... More
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