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Boca Grande

The drive along the Boca Grande Causeway features turquoise-blue waters plied by boats ranging from yachts to kayaks. Completing the picture: Sandy beaches, a historic train trestle, high-end shopping and more fishing holes than anyone without a skilled guide can find.Boca Grande's five ...

Gulf Islands have much to offer

The barrier islands cover the entire western edge of Charlotte County from Englewood to Boca Grande, and each is more beautiful than the next.Manasota Key is located at the extreme northern end of Charlotte County. Visitors love this island for its upscale, relaxed lifestyle and its unspoiled ...

Boca Grande: Little gem that straddles Lee and Charlotte County

Boca Grande is located at the southern end of Gasparilla Island and straddles the line between Lee and Charlotte counties. The island, which is located at the mouth of Charlotte Harbor, midway between Sarasota and Fort Myers, is famous for its pristine public beaches, historic sites, celebrity ...

Off the beaten track: Cayo Costa and Cabbage Key

Cayo CostaEver wonder what it would be like to wade in emerald green waters or stroll miles of a sandy white unspoiled beach of a deserted island with modern civilization miles away? You don't have to hop aboard a tramp steamer to head toward the islands in the Caribbean because the answer lies ...

Gasparilla Island: A hidden tropical paradise

Known as the tarpon fishing capitol of the world, Boca Grande is a picturesque mix of tropical Florida and New England. The town contains mansions and modest homes. Its population consists of locals and wealthy homeowners who spend winters there.Boca Grande Pass is a premier tarpon fishing ...

Discovering Boca Grande, area islands via seaplane

Pilot Mark Futch keeps things and people moving on Boca Grande by air and sea.The third-generation fishing guide and longtime pilot said his grandfather was born on the island to a huge family with eight boys and three girls. Seven of the boys became fishing guides."I'm a third-generation ...

Enjoy a boating adventure in Charlotte Harbor

By KELLI PARKER BECTONSpecial to Flguide.comThere is no better way to experience the natural beauty that our great area has to offer than by viewing it from the water! It is what draws people from all walks of life and from every corner of the globe to vacation and even to stay and take up ...

An island adventure to Cabbage Key

By KELLI PARKER BECTONSpecial to Flguide.comMary Roberts Rinehart said, "Every crucial experience can be regarded as a setback or the start of a new kind of development." This, just after her recovery from cancer surgery (which was considered unmentionable during the 1940s) is a prime example ...

A quick look at Charlotte County’s communities

Over the years, Charlotte County has become famous for its fishing, beaches, water sports and environmental preservation, and certainly Charlotte Harbor, the Peace River and the Gulf of Mexico have done much to create this international recognition. But at the same time, Englewood and Cape Haze ...

Boca Grande demographics

Boca Grande population numbers are estimated from a number of sources, none of them "official."Numbers range from an "in-season" high of 4,500 to 5,000 full- and part-time residents and visitors to an off-season low of 700-800 people."Season" on Boca Grande is comprised of the winter/spring ...