As Tarpon season starts up, Gasparilla Island state park is still recovering from a busy season. We welcome locals and travelers alike to visit Gasparilla Island state park and the Boca Grande lighthouse for what is to be a warm summer. Take a dip in any of our breath taking beach areas, picnic on the beach under the shadow of a historical lighthouse or swing by the lighthouse for a tip back...
Some content on this website is saved in an alternative format. To view these files, download the following free software or you can skip to the main content if you already have the appropriate readers.
- Use Adobe Acrobat to read Portable Document Format (PDF) files: Download Adobe® Reader®
- Microsoft Word file viewer and converter programs to enable those who do not have MS- Word or have another version of MS-Word to open and view MS-Word files: Download Word file Viewer
- Microsoft offers Microsoft Excel file viewer and converter programs to enable those who do not have MS-Excel or have another version of MS-Excel to view MS-Excel files:Download Excel file viewer
Gasparilla Island State Park
Welcome to Gasparilla Island State Park
Separated from the mainland by Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound, this island is part of a chain of Gulf Coast barrier islands. The centerpiece of Gasparilla is the restored Port Boca Grande Lighthouse built in 1890. Swimming, snorkeling, fishing, and nature study are popular activities which can be accessed at any of our five parking lots. Shelling is particularly good in the winter months along the Gulf. Two picnic areas (located at the Range Light and the Boca Grande Lighthouse parking lots) offer pavilions for shade and scenic views of the surrounding water. The Port Boca Grande lighthouse is open to the public 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday, and on Sundays noon - 4:00 p.m. from November through May. From June through October it is open Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sundays noon - 4:00 p.m. The lighthouse will be closed during the month of August. It is closed on these major holidays: New Years Day, Martin Luther King´s Birthday, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas. Visit www.barrierislandparkssociety.org for more information.
Located on the south end of Gasparilla Island on the Boca Grande Causeway (private toll) at County Road 775 and Placida.
To view the Sun Set and Gulf Beached Live Click Here