The Lower Gulf Coast Sights

Gasparilla Island State Park and Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum

  • 880 Belcher Rd. Map It
  • Boca Grande

Published 09/17/2015

Fodor's Review

The island's beaches are its greatest prize and lie within the state park at the south end. The long, narrow beach ends at Boca Grande Pass, famous for its deep waters and tarpon fishing. The pretty, two-story, circa-1890 lighthouse once marked the pass for mariners. In recent years it has been restored as a museum that explores the island's fishing and railroad heritage. The lighthouse is closed in August.

Sight Information


880 Belcher Rd., Boca Grande, Florida, 33921, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $3 per vehicle; $3 suggested donation to lighthouse (exact change only)
  • Park daily 8–sunset. Lighthouse Nov.–April, Mon.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. noon–4; May–July, Sept., and Oct., Wed.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. noon–4.

Published 09/17/2015


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