Don Pedro Island State Park

Don Pedro Island State Park is located in the cozy little town of Boca Grande. Described as a rare, unspoiled little piece of heaven, this island rests on a barrier island on the Gulf Coast.

The park is only accessible by water, so if you brought the yacht, no problem. Otherwise, you will have to ride the ferry with me or if you are in better shape (and there’s a really good chance of that), you can kayak out to the very peaceful hideaway.

Many endangered species of animals call this rare gem home, including West Indian manatees, gopher tortoises, bald eagles and more.

If your plans include a day swimming, fishing, shelling or exploring one of the 11 habitats on one of the nature trails, Don Pedro Island State Park is a great place to visit.

If you’re looking to experience “the real Florida” with unspoiled beaches and forests, the park offers a lot of points of interest for you including the interpretive exhibits that display and explore the history of this beautiful island.

Enjoy swimming in the clear blue water, collecting shells on the white sandy beach or fishing on the Intracoastal Waterway or Gulf of Mexico for your dinner.

    Visit Don Pedro Island State Park and Enjoy:

  • Beautiful mile long beach for sunning, white sand and azure water
  • Beachcombing, shelling, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, boating, canoe/kayaking and saltwater fishing
  • Restroom facilities, picnic areas with shelters
  • Nature trails for birding, hiking and walking through 11 distinct natural habitats
  • Pets allowed in park with exception of the beach
  • Public ferry’s and kayak rentals are available to gain access to this beautiful island hideaway
  • Open 365 days, including holidays, 8 a.m. to sunset, nominal fees
  • Florida State Parks may require entrance fees per person or per car

What to Do: The quaint and cozy city of Boca Grande offers activities such as shopping in cute little shops, and dining in small friendly restaurants with comfy atmospheres.

While you’re in the area, visit the nearby Cayo Costa State Park. You will be glad you did.

Where to Eat: There are plentiful opportunities to catch fresh flounder, trout or snapper that you can cook yourself while in the park. Or, if you’d rather dine out, Boca Grande offers many small but delicious options. Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch at PJ’s Seagrille which will surely tickle your taste buds.

Where to Stay: The Innlet on the Waterfront is a cozy, relaxing hotel that offers luxury and seclusion with beautiful views. The price is reasonable for the accommodations offered.

Don Pedro Island State Park is located at 880 Belcher Road Boca Grande, Florida 33921 Phone- (941)964-0375

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