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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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Your own paradise

Ever since my family has vacationed to Florida Ive wanted to visit this island. I did some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jake T
Great Place for True Island Adventure - and Shelling

Have been there many times and can vouch for the shelling on the gulf side. Never forget the day... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Englewood, Florida
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“bug spray” (25 reviews)
4 Nautical Miles West of Pine Island, Boca Grande, FL 33922
+1 941-964-0375
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ever since my family has vacationed to Florida Ive wanted to visit this island. I did some research and was able to find a ride over by boat. I took a half day eco tour with Big Bully Outdoors to travel to this island. Wow...More

Thank Jake T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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 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.

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 28 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
Reviewed 23 June 2017

My teenage daughter and I spent four nights camping this week on Cayo Costa Island. We did lots of research before we went, and had realistic expectations about what camping in SW Florida during the summer months would be like. Armed with our Thermacell, lots...More

5  Thank LisaAnne M
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Went there for a couples retreat... expected to get bug bites but never thought id come home with unwanted guests. Rat/bird mites were camped out all over my gear. Seven months and thousands of dollars later, im still dealing with the problem. Most expensive trip...More

5  Thank Becky S
Reviewed 15 June 2017

If you got blindfolded and dropped off here on the beach side, you would think that you could be in the middle of nowhere as opposed to just a few minutes from civilization. Apparently we got lucky on our day trip out there as the...More

2  Thank Jonathan H
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11 July 2017|
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Response from xandergomez | Reviewed this property |
As an added feature, I believe Tropic Star offers a day trip to the small island where Jimmy Buffet got his inspiration for "Cheeseburger in Paradise". The name slips me without googling it. I believe there are other 'more... More
30 May 2017|
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Response from mischatz | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can rent kayaks or bikes.