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Things to do in Boca Grande

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Lodging
“Gulf beach quiet less crowded beach with beautiful sand for long walks or runs.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Owned by the Gasparilla Inn. Great basement bar with craft cocktails and great appetizers.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Natural Feature
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Try the fried grouper finger basket. They also have our favorite key lime pie anywhere! Closes early during the summer.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Went to Miller's Grill at the Boca Grande Marina. Right on the water. Good Drinks and Appetizers ....Calamari & Grouper Sandwich, our personal favorites. On the expensive side BUT very good. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Locality
“Absolutely Gorgeous beach area, very scenic and somewhat secluded. Some of the best fishing in Florida”
  • 32 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Hudson's is the only grocery in town. You won't find bargains but they have all the basics. Closed on Sunday's. Closes at 5 most other days.”
  • 1 local recommends
Beach
“Boca Grande is beautiful with beaches, 2 lighthouses, great shops and restaurants. This is a beautiful area to ride bikes or to walk around and check out the sites. Go see the view from the top of the lighthouse! It's AMAZING and worth the half hour drive there. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Beach
“There is a toll of $7.00 going on to the island. Museum with docent, gift shop, manatees and dolphins visible off of beach facing south. Gasparilla island State Park is a must see place to visit with our friends and relatives who are are visiting from the cold north. Restored lighthouse museum with shell collections, good displays with old photographs and the evolution of the area, people-wise and commercially, and a gift shop with mementos, books, shells, posters and other things..There is usually a volunteer docent to provide commentary on the history of the area. We were able to see manatees and dolphins in the water and brown pelicans diving into the water retrieving fish. There is a $3 parking fee to get into the park but none to visit the museum, once you are in. Many folks sunbathe on the beaches.If you get there early in the mornings, you have a chance to find some interesting shells. The ($7 fee) bridges that bring you onto Gasparilla Island give you a good look at the light blue and turquoise waters and the old trestles that held up a now defunct railroad. Truly memorable sites. As is one block of Banyan Street on your way down to the state park. Driving through the village be careful and considerate of the "golf" carts, there are quite a few.”
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
“Historic Inn of Famous Visitors including the Bush, Vanderbilt, and Du Pont Families. Florida Business Casual Attire required. Exquisite Brunch! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“Gotta drive through the ancient and huge banyan trees on this interesting street in downtown Boca Grande! Really special!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“We have been going here since it was called Loons on a Limb - bit more upmarket now but still great. Best breakfast, and the priciest!”
  • 1 local recommends
Store
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Owned by the Gasparilla Inn. Great basement bar with craft cocktails and great appetizers.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Try the fried grouper finger basket. They also have our favorite key lime pie anywhere! Closes early during the summer.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Went to Miller's Grill at the Boca Grande Marina. Right on the water. Good Drinks and Appetizers ....Calamari & Grouper Sandwich, our personal favorites. On the expensive side BUT very good. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Hotel
“A historic (and expensive!) restaurant on Boca Grande. Coat required. (There is a toll when crossing the bridge by car onto Boca Grande.)”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 1 local recommends

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