Cayo Costa State Park, Boca Grande

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Cayo Costa State Park is a Florida State Park on Cayo Costa (formerly known as La Costa Island (Padilla Rancho)), which is directly south of Boca Grande (Gasparilla Island), 12 miles (19 km) west of Cape Coral and just north of North Captiva Island. The park is accessible only by charter boat (with or without captain), private boat, ferry or helicopter.

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  • Cayo Costa was a great day trip for us to leave Sanibel and truly experience a remote beach. Red tide was a minor issue on Sanibel and Cayo Costa had no issues so kids had a great time snorkeling...  more »
  • We pulled up to the island. Ample spacing with beautiful views! A very nice get away from the hustle and bustle of life.  more »
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  • It was beautiful weather so we were with quite the crowd (in Cayo Costa off-season terms). Big dropoff in the water, but really neat to see manatee and dolphin so close to shore. Very nice shower and bathroom facilities.
  • This comment is related to the camping site The area is very beautiful, but bugs simply don`t allow to take any advantage of the State Park. Staying overnight is a challenge due to the bugs. We had to get an early boat to get out of there I wouldn't recommend to go there to stay over. Maybe it is worth in winter Beach is very nice and natural, and no bugs will bother you
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