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Lighthouse is interesting

There was a $3.00 charge to park but the lighthouse museum was free. It is very small but worth the... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Gasparilla Lighthouse

Restored lighthouse. Open to the public infrequently. $15 per person to climb. 123 stairs... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

There was a $3.00 charge to park but the lighthouse museum was free. It is very small but worth the visit. Cute little gift shop on site. The beach was clean of all red tide dead fish.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sent2tell
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

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!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dimitrivaz
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Ironmummy44
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
6  Thank Amanda J
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This island is so full of old Florida charm. The downtown is charming with many yummy restaurants. The park and the lighthouse are an easy bike ride from town. A must see

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Donald L
Reviewed 18 May 2018

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!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank RuthiK4
Reviewed 5 April 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank drjlever
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank John L
Reviewed 25 March 2018

And don't forget to stop by the lighthouse museum. But get there early cuz parking fills up quickly or ride your bikes .

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank KimberlyC2311
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Gregory H
28 August 2018|
Response from Ironmummy44 | Reviewed this property |
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
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Response from Kayaker318 | Reviewed this property |
Did not see any dogs on the beach.