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Surf at Cayo Costa State Park

Welcome to Friends of Cayo Costa State Park

"Our mission is to preserve, protect and promote the unique unspoiled natural beauty and heritage of Cayo Costa State Park
for present and future generations."

Over the Sea to La Costa timeline

2021 Adopt-A-Sea-Turtle-Nest 

Almost 400 sea turtle nests were documented on the beach at Cayo Costa State Park in 2020.  To help us continue monitoring, marking nests and documenting sea turtle data, you can ADOPT-A-NEST for just $25. When you “adopt” a nest, your name will be listed as a donor, and you will be notified by email of the date the turtle eggs were laid.  You will later receive a follow-up email notifying you when the nest hatched! To Adopt-A-Nest today – click here to pay $25 via Pay Pal.

For Sale

Neck Buffs


An all-season apparel accessory! Use it in the winter to keep warm, and the summer to cool off! The Full Color Multi-Use Microfiber Custom neck gaiter functions as a sun protector, a face mask, a bandana, a scarf, a rally towel, a headband, a hairband, or a hair scrunchie. Made of stretchy and comfortable microfiber, this item fits every head! Made of 100% polyester, lightweight & machine washable.

Neck Buff with Logo
Shipping included in price.

International Dark Sky Application in Process


Read more here

Photo courtesy of Rob Hoovis


The Friends of Cayo Costa State Park is a division of Barrier Island Parks Society, a not for profit 501c3 Citizen Support Organization (CSO), that works with the Florida Park service to specifically support Cayo Costa state park.


Experience Cayo Costa Now!

Awaken is a cinematic experience dedicated to the natural beauty and ecological diversity on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. Our natural resources are truly important and deserve protection. Make plans to experience Awaken yourself by visiting Cayo Costa State Park soon!

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map of Cayo Costa

Map of Cayo Costa

Click on the map for more information on boat ferry service to Cayo Costa.



Thank you to all our sponsors who support our mission each year.