Cayo Costa State Park
8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year. Ranger station is open until 4 p.m. daily.
$2 per person. Please use the honor box to pay fees. Correct change is required.
Welcome to Cayo Costa State Park
Cayo Costa State Park protects the Charlotte Harbor Estuary and provides visitors with a majestic piece of untouched Florida.
An unspoiled Gulf Coast island evokes images of wind-shaped trees, dunes, beaches and freedom to explore. This especially rings true for Cayo Costa Island.
Accessible only by boat or kayak, this former fishing ground of the Calusa Indians features 9 miles of undeveloped shoreline for swimming, snorkeling, shelling, fishing, bird-watching. Shorebirds are numerous, and one might spot manatees, porpoises and sea turtles offshore.
Plan Your Visit
Sharing the Beach with Nesting Wildlife
Cayo Costa State Park Photo Gallery
Sea Turtles at Cayo Costa
People Make the Parks
This Park is Recognized by:
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