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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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Clear water for snorkeling

We've always rented a small charter or our own boat from Jensen's Marina to get here. On a weekday... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
reise3
Mother- Daughter Camping Trip A Success

My teenage daughter and I spent four nights camping this week on Cayo Costa Island. We did lots of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LisaAnne M
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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 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

3  Thank LisaAnne M
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

3  Thank Becky S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been coming to this beautiful state park for 40 years. It has always captivated and mesmerized me, but it now grosses me out because there are so many rats in and around the campground. The rangers explained that this happened when the snake...More

3  Thank Fawn G
Reviewed 17 May 2017

great place to walk inky the sun set and just relax love it so pretty not so busy with people go and enjoy your self

1  Thank scott f
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I love this place so much. We took our 4 years old boys and they had a blast. The only bad is how pricey the ferry is but what are you going to do is worth it. The weather was great (April) water a bit...More

2  Thank norato2017
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

This was the 3rd time for us camping on Cayo Costa. The untouched beauty of this island is enough to keep me coming back. I've never been when there are very many people on the beach, if any. I've been told it can get busy...More

3  Thank Mindy G
Reviewed 23 April 2017

These natural islands are gorgeous and make one feel the true awe of the beauty of southwest Florida. The water is clear and warm, and the sand is like sugar. Lots of great shells.

2  Thank Tish M
Reviewed 23 April 2017

My all day adventure started with a ferry ride from Pine Island to Cayo Costa. Boat is the only option.. Disembark from the ferry on the bay side of the island where you find a Ranger station; Kayak and Stand up paddle board rentals; bike...More

4  Thank Patricia R
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5motherof5
Are their canoes or Kayaks available for rent? I noticed some in the park pictures but no one has mentioned them? Plan to be there in a few days.
30 May 2017|
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Response from mischatz | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can rent kayaks or bikes.
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robindcf
How to rent a cabin?
21 May 2017|
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Response from Jackie C | Reviewed this property |
Reserve America website. Be careful in making reservations @ the end. I received a charge that I didn't notice in the amount of $ 69.95 for a Active Registration that I didn't even sign up for. They did refund me though.
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