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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."

2022 EVENT – A Evening for the Island 

Join us February 3rd at Tarpon Lodge for Dinner and a silent Auction to celebrate An Evening for the Island. This event starts at 6pm and tickets are limited. For more information click here, or purchase your tickets below.

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.