An Aerial View of the Boca Grande Lighthouse

SCOTT BARNETT Get a bird's-eye view of the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse located at Gasparilla Island State Park on Gasparilla Island. Separated from the mainland by Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound, Gasparilla Island is part of a chain of Gulf Coast barrier islands…

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Sails Full of Florida: The Gulf from Venice to Boca Grande

By Kris Hundley Traveling from Venice to Boca Grande by car takes about an hour. Sailing that distance in the Gulf takes the better part of a day. Cruising about two miles offshore, the highrise condos of Venice recede and a scrim of sand and green marks the shore. Small planes circle the…

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Boca Grande, Florida in Pictures: Sunsets, Beaches & Shelling

By Lauren Tjaden When you cross the tiny, narrow bridge onto the island of Boca Grande, you enter a world unlike any other. 45 minutes from the nearest Interstate exit, this lush, palm-fringed escape has largely remained under the radar. These Boca Grande, Florida pictures will show you exactly…

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