Gasparilla Island State Park is a Florida State Park located south of Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island off Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound. Activities include swimming and fishing along with shelling, picnicking, and viewing the Historic Port Boca Grande Lighthouse. Visitors can also enjoy snorkeling, and nature study.A visit to Gasparilla Island State Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Boca Grande tour itinerary planning app to plot your vacation.
Among the wildlife of the park are West Indian manatee, gopher tortoise, bald eagle, osprey, least tern, royal tern, Sandwich tern, and black skimmer.
The park admission fee is $3.00 per vehicle or golf cart, $2.00 per pedestrian or bicycle, and a donation of $2.00 is requested for the lighthouse.
Amenities include four parking lots, two picnic areas with covered tables, beaches, and Historic Port Boca Grande Lighthouse on the southern end of the island. The Port Boca Grande Lighthouse contains a museum and gift shop, and is run by the Barrier Island Park Society, a nonprofit that supports the Gasparilla Island State Park. The park is open from 8:00 am till sundown year-round. The lighthouse is open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday–Saturday, and noon to 4:00 pm on Sundays; hours change off season; call for hours during the summer.
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We visited for one day while staying inland and were very pleased with our visit. There is a small fee to cross the bridge onto the island, and a $3 fee to park at the park. There are four parking...
We visited for one day while staying inland and were very pleased with our visit. There is a small fee to cross the bridge onto the island, and a $3 fee to park at the park. There are four parking... more »
This is a fabulous beach.....easy parking (no more Siesta Key for us) cute town....good takeout lunch...what more do we want
This is a fabulous beach.....easy parking (no more Siesta Key for us) cute town....good takeout lunch...what more do we want more »
Clean beach ⛱ with lots of sea 🐚 shells!
This beach is BEAUTIFUL!! We went on a Wednesday so it was not packed at all. It was $6 to get across the bridge onto the island and $3 to park which was cheap. The water was refreshing and esthetically pleasing. Coming from Massachusetts you don't see water and sand like this so it was a real treat. I would definitely recommend!!
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