Boca Grande is truly a special destinationIt does not take long to discover that Boca Grande truly is a special destination. As soon as you arrive on Gasparilla Island, the pristine environment feels like a breath of fresh air and a welcome change of pace from the hustle of everyday life. It’s everything one dreams it to be, and more: Historical…Picturesque…Relaxing…Enchanting…Fun!
Without a traffic light in sight, golf carts and bicycles are the preferred way to get around the island…that is if you are not walking. This quaint island town is lined with swaying palm trees down its seven mile length, and its width is only 1/2 mile at its widest point. Everyday offers a new adventure to enjoy the uniqueness and appeal of this "old world" paradise where time has almost stood still.
Kissed by both the Gulf of Mexico and Charlotte Harbor, Boca Grande is a quaint and friendly village of shops, restaurants and places to see and things to do. While visiting The Gasparilla Inn & Club, you will want to take time to visit the Lighthouse Museum and the Boca Grande Community Center as well as see a performance of the Royal Palm Players. You will also find a myriad of treasures in the shops and be awed by the island’s natural beauty as you bike or hike the miles and miles of beautiful beachfront and inland pathways. To enhance your experience and help make your visit all the more memorable, here is a sampling of some of the services and facilities our island has to offer:
Boca Grande Health Clinic
Boca Grande Community Center
Royal Palm Players
Boca Grande Lighthouse and Museum
Gasparilla Island State Park
Johann Fust Community Library
St. Andrews Episcopal Church
First Baptist Church
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church
Boca Grande United Methodist Church