Cayo Costa State Park: Just 23 miles from Goodtimes; with nine miles of beautiful beaches and acres of pine forests, oak-palm hammocks and mangrove swamps, this barrier island park is a Gulf Coast paradise. Cayo Costa is accessible only by private boat or ferry. Visitors may see manatees and pods of dolphins in the waters around the 2,426 acre park, as well as a spectacular assortment of birds. On the island, visitors can swim or snorkel in the surf, enjoy the sun and picnic in the shade. Keep your eyes peeled as you stroll along the beach, especially during the winter months. The nature trails that crisscross the island provide opportunities for hiking and off-road bicycling. Saltwater anglers can fish from their boats or throw a line out into the surf. An amphitheater provides educational programs about the island’s ecology and history. For overnight stays, the park offers primitive cabins and tent camping.  Coming soon Goodtimes will be happy to provide you with transportation to and from the island if you wish to stay overnight. Please give us a call for more information.

Parks: If you are looking for a place to stop and look around and enjoy the view, there are several beautiful parks in Punta Gorda along the Charlotte Harbor that are worth the trip. World famous Ponce De Leon Park, Laishley Park and Gilchrist Park all will provide you with trails for walking, picnic pavilions, fishing piers and beautiful views as well as much, much more!

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Ponce de Leon Park

Laishley Park


Gilchrist Park