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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 13 July 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 24 June 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 rent a golf cart red tide clear water laid back collecting shells plenty of parking port charlotte gasparilla island state park strong currents
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Reviewed 19 July 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

8  Thank Tristen O
Reviewed 13 July 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

Thank cwillini
Reviewed 27 June 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 24 June 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 20 June 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 19 June 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 19 June 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 9 June 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 29 April 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 26 April 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

1  Thank CaptMarkBecton
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4 July 2018|
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Response from 579deborahc | 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.
25 June 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.
8 April 2018|
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Response from mickiet2015 | Reviewed this property |
Right at the shoreline! I found some sharks teeth there too!