Manager's Message

Bryon Maxwell, Park Manger

Bryon Maxwell, Park Manager

Cayo Costa State Park is a unique island with a rich history of old Florida. The park offers over 9 miles of beautiful beach along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Visitors can swim, fish, collect shells and walk the numerous trails.

Please remember that the park is accessible only by boat. If you do not have your own boat, you can book your passage on the ferry through the park's concessionaire, Captiva Cruises, 239-472-5300.

Once on the island, please stop by our gift shop and visitor center, and say hello to the park rangers and volunteers. If you visit us between the months of April and October, be on the lookout for sea turtle tracks on the beach as this is their nesting season. Cayo Costa has nearly 400 nests per year.

Remember to bring plenty of sunscreen and water!