A map of Gasparilla State Park
This is a basic map of the lower part of Gasparilla Island which shows your all of the parking lots available. One price of $2 pays for access to all and there are some great beaches here, Sand Spur Beach is a top rated beach with beautiful white sand with some good shelling too.
Welcome to Boca Grande Florida....AHHH!
"A Great little Island on the Gulf"
This has got to be one of our most favorite places to go on the gulf coast so far. Wide open beaches, white sands, 2 lighthouses, and a feel that takes you back 40+ years. Come see as we share our small trip here with you.
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"Port Boca Grande Lighthouse"
This lighthouse is located at the bottom of Gasparilla Island and was activated on December 31, 1890.
"Boca Grande Rear Range Lighthouse"
This Rear Range Lighthouse was built in 1881 and used as the Delaware Breakwater Rear Range. It was dismantled in 1921 and shipped to Miami and later sent to Gasparlla Island in 1927, put back together and finally relit in 1932 as the 105' Boca Grande Rear Range Light and remains in service today.
boca grande florida
boca grande is a small town located on gasparilla island in southwest florida. gasparilla island was originally inhabited by the calusa native american tribe around 800AD. in the 1600's spanish explorers named the pass near gasparilla island boca grande "big mouth". in the late 19th century and the early 20th century boca grande was a busy port and fishing village. in modern times boca grande has become a wealthy winter resort. boca grande is also famous for it's excellent salt water fishing. in the spring of each year thousands of fishermen come to boca grande pass to fish for tarpon. boca grande is home to a large hammerhead shark population. in 2006 buckey dennis caught a world record 1280 lb hammerhead shark near boca grande. boca grande is very nice "off the beaten path" town in southwest florida.
"Boca Grande Gasparilla Island"
Like many wonderful gulf coast beach places this is mainly a place for fun , sun and water. There are lots of vacation homes here and lucky for us a public beach that all can share.
Its only a few minutes away from Englewood area but as you cross the little seemingly exclusive bridge you are entering a different world.