Boca Grande is a peaceful seven mile long community in Gasparilla Island, Southwest Florida. This paradisiacal location is ideal for a get-away-from-it-all location as it offers a tranquilizing alternative to the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Boca Grande does not have any high rises or traffic lights and the mode of transportation for most people is golf carts. At Boca Grande, you can enjoy the pristine beaches, aquatic activities, fishing, golfing, dining, and shopping. Luxurious beach vacation homes are very popular among tourists on this island as they capture the true essence of this serene destination!
Boca Grande is widely known for its gorgeous, white sand beaches; that is not surprising because the island has perpetually gorgeous weather averaging 75 degrees. At the beach, you can enjoy the beautiful view, soak in the sun, people watch, talk a walk, and read. In addition, you can indulge in more active ventures including swimming, shelling, surfing, and scuba diving.
If you stay at a beach vacation home, you can have access to the beach twenty-four seven! Not only will you experience ultimate luxury, you will feel as if you are at home away from home.
At Boca Grande, you can also go for boating and sailing by tour or on your own. Boating and sailing are enjoyable activities and you encounter some exotic species like dolphins, white pelicans, and ospreys. Boca Grande is a haven for people that like to fish because Southwest Florida is globally acclaimed for its fishing. In fact, fishing is an integral part of the culture of Gasparilla Island. The waters of Southwest Florida are replete with game and food fish. Tarpoon in the spring is a key fishing season and between August and November, offshore fishing is excellent for grouper, snapper, and kingfish while inshore fishing is great for snook and redfish. Nevertheless, recreational fishing is an exciting sport in Boca Grande throughout the year by means of your own boat, a rental boat, or one of the many local fishing guides.
Along with the aquatic activities and beaches, Boca Grande offers scenic beauty, great restaurants, unique shops, theatres, and art galleries. One of the most special aspects of Boca Grande is that it seeks to protect its distinct atmosphere and its quality of life. The art galleries have works of local artists that have admirably captured the spirit of Boca Grande.
All the restaurants in this community have a unique style and they all specialize in fresh, local seafood. Moreover, the restaurants offer a vast variety of international cuisines with mouthwatering flavors and upscale ambiances.
Boca Grande has served as a backdrop in many movies including Denzel Washington’s Out of Time and the movie based on Carl Hiaasen’s book Hoot.
During your vacation at Boca Grande, you can also visit some of the beautiful islands that are very close to it including North Captiva, Cayo Costa, Cabbage Key, and Useppa Island - all are all beautiful, exciting and excluive.
Boca Grande is a community that is ideal for an unwinding, relaxing vacation. A trip to Boca Grande is a memorable one that will keep you coming back for more!