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Good Place to visit

My wife and I along with our friends took a ride to the beach. We are not beach people, but if you... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2018
New Lenox, Illinois
Fantastic beach!

This is one of the only beaches I will visit in SW Florida. Yes it costs a bit to get out onto Boca... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
Rich A
Tonawanda, New York
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All reviews shark teeth side street nice sand white sand public access across the bridge light house red tide rent a golf cart clear water laid back collecting shells gasparilla island plenty of parking port charlotte state park strong currents
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Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

The island busy season is in the Winter. We went in summer. The locals were friendly which was nice. Very little was open. We rented a golf cart for the whole day and would have been happy for just 4 hours. Most of the restaurants...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2018

My wife and I along with our friends took a ride to the beach. We are not beach people, but if you were it would be a good place to go. I wanted to go there to see the lighthouse. I enjoy checking out lighthouses...More

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Reviewed June 27, 2018

The beach is quiet, beautiful beach, many shells, but during our stay they had a red tide algae bloom so the water was reddish and dead fish were all over the beach :( You were not able to get in the water. It didn't clear...More

8  Thank Jacqueline A
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the only beaches I will visit in SW Florida. Yes it costs a bit to get out onto Boca but this beach is one of the best available without having a boat. Beautiful white sand, great beach parks with plenty of...More

2  Thank Rich A
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

We have been coming here for 20 years. My husband and I even got married by the lighthouse at sunset. However, the idiots emptying the polluted water from Lake Okeechobee into the pristine Gulf,have caused the toxic red tide to ravage our paradise. Can't go...More

11  Thank Staci Y
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Great place!! Beautiful island. We had an amazing server Kind helpful respectful and most of all fun. Her name is Marcy. So if u go ask for her table🍾🍾🍾

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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Not like the big powdery beaches found in places like Clearwater, but some lovely scenery including 2 lighthouses

Thank Jason A
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

This is a very nice beach. Am I spoiled because Siesta Key isn’t that much further? Yes, but they have some nice places to grab a bite and it’s a friendly place without all the crazy traffic. We tried to reach it by boat once...More

Thank Peaches0422
Reviewed April 29, 2018

This beach is just far enough off the beaten path that it never seems crowded. Perhaps this has to do with the time of year (the end of the high season) or perhaps the $6 toll to cross over the bridge from the mainland also...More

1  Thank vox69nn
Reviewed April 26, 2018

We love Boca Grande and my wife enjoys the shelling at the south end by the light house at Gasparilla Island Sate Park. It's a beautiful island and I'm a charter guide fly fishing for tarpon or fishing snook and reds on light tackle in...More

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July 3, 2018|
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Response from Deborah C | Reviewed this property |
Red tide can change from day to day depending on which direction the winds are blowing. Please check the Mote Marine website as they monitor the beaches.
June 25, 2018|
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Response from Rich A | Reviewed this property |
I was there last week and there were no issues. I think north in Sarasota there have been issues but the water was fine in Boca last week.
April 7, 2018|
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Response from mickiet2015 | Reviewed this property |
Right at the shoreline! I found some sharks teeth there too!