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Boca Grande

Boca Grande is unique attraction in Lee County

A sleepy little island, largely unnoticed by many, lies off the coast of Charlotte County. Known for gorgeous beaches, old-style Florida architecture and as a hide-a-way for the rich and famous, Boca Grande is unique among Lee County attractions.You can travel there via boat, drive up U.S. 41 ...

Things to Do in Boca Grande

Things to Do in Boca GrandeThe Boca Grande Fishing Guides Association has more than 60 professional guides who specialize in all types of fishing. Known by many as the "tarpon Capital of the world," anglers take over Boca Grande in late spring and summer, for some of the best sport fishing ...

A ‘Must-do’ list for Gasparilla Island

- Take a stroll, bike ride or golf cart tour on the miles of paths that line the roadways almost the entire length of the island just for that purpose. It is the BEST way to experience the true flavor of the island. And while you're at it, count the iguanas you see on the way. Island officials ...

Gasparilla Island “Musts”!

Gasparilla Island "Musts"!Tour the island - in a golf cartNothing symbolizes the leisurely lifestyle of Boca Grande more than the island's favorite mode of transportation: the golf cart. While cars are allowed nearly everywhere, golf carts get special privileges and are often seen on both the ...

Demographics

DemographicsGasparilla General StatisticsPopulation: 1,797Median Age: 57.7 yearsEthnic Origin: Caucasian, 98.0%; African American, 2%Gender: Male, 47%; Female, 53%Average Income: $119,159Education: High school, 6%; Some college or Assoc. degree, 12%; Bachelors degree, 38%; Masters, ...

Gasparilla’s Ghosts & Legends

Gasparilla's Ghosts & LegendsIt isn't hard to surmise that a place as old as Gasparilla Island has more than a few tales to tell - and not all of them are pleasant.Many have died here, particularly before the bridge connected it to the mainland. Haunts and ghosts still wander the ...

History of Boca Grande

History of Boca GrandeThe island's history begins with its settlement by the Calusa Indians about 800 AD. The Calusa thrived for many centuries with an economy based on the wealth of fish and shellfish from the surrounding waters. But they proved no match for the Spanish conquistadors, who ...

Shopping in Boca Grande

Shopping in Boca GrandeBoca Grande's main shopping and dining venue is along Gasparilla Road, which turns into Park Avenue as soon as it hits the four-way stop by the Gasparilla Inn. East Railroad Avenue is also a haven for exclusive boutiques and eateries, as well as benches under shady ...

Boca Grande / Port Charlotte / Punta Gorda beaches

Port Charlotte BeachPort Charlotte Beach along the Peace River is highlighted by its beach complex, which features a beach club with boat ramp, a very long fishing pier, barbecue grills, a pool and sporting activities such as tennis, volleyball, basketball and horseshoes.The white sand along ...