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So sad! The red tide has just killed the tourism here. People are in jeopardy of loosing their charter boats, restaurants, and rental properties as well as hotel business. Soon after our walk began, we started coughing, then runny noses and irritated eyes. But the...More
Lighthouse isn’t much, but the history exhibit inside is quite informative. The best part of the afternoon was seeing the manatees off the coast and the massive bird hanging out right on the railing that allowed people to get quite close!
Restored lighthouse. Open to the public infrequently. $15 per person to climb. 123 stairs including a short ladder to get to the observation platform. Did it on a warm beautiful day. 2 breathers and I made it. Younger people made it easily. View was 360...More
We went to the beach based on reviews from multiple sources and when we arrived there were huge dead fish everywhere on the beach. I would like to think that this being a state park they would clean this up. You pay $6 to get...More
Found this spot on the recommendation of a local. It was worth the hour drive from my MIL's in Venice. Absolutely beautiful beach! Not too crowded & the water was just fantastic. Be sure to plan time in the Lighthouse Museum!
I'm visiting relatives in Punta Gorda and this is their favorite beach. Took us 45 minutes to get there, but I could easily see why it's their favorite. Go early if you want easy pay parking ($6 to enter beach area; $3 all day park...More
Once you cross the Gasparilla bridge there is only one road. Take that road 8 miles until you find the State Park Lighthouse. At the end of this road you will see where Gasparilla’s story began. The lighthouse museum is one of the area’s main...More
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A good place is on the other side of the historic building. It's on an inlet and you can try anywhere along that side. Not sure when they run but there was a lot of activity during the tarpon tournament