Cayo Costa State Park is an island unto itself, and is only accessible by boat. It sits just west of Pine Island – home of Bookelia FL bed and breakfasts – and just north of Sanibel Island. Pine Island Sound lay to the east, its protected waters dotted with small islands. Cayo Costa State Park is a wonderful place to spend time during your SW Florida vacation.
The entire western shore of Cayo Costa is a beach, and there are over nine miles of beach on the whole island. The eastern shore of the island is dotted with bays and coves: large Pelican Bay to the north and intimate Pejuan Cove to the south. The waters of the island are ideal for kayaking – circle around nearby Pine Island National Wildlife Refuge, or down along The Narrows. Kayak rentals are available on Pine Island, though many SW Florida bed and breakfasts have kayaks or canoes available for guests. Keep an eye out for dolphins, manatees, and colorful shore birds. (more…)