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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Boca Grande has a new beach cam

May 25, 2023
By Boca Beacon Reader

 To the Editor:

Boca Beach Cam is Back!

Barrier Island Parks Society (BIPS) is excited to announce that the Boca Grande Beach Cam is back. The new beach cam was launched live on May 22, 2023, and made possible through BIPS’ partnership and collaboration with Lee County and Florida State Parks. 

BIPS would like to thank the Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau for funding the equipment and installation, as well as Florida State Parks for providing the webcam location near Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum. While BIPS’ supports the project by providing Wi-Fi for the webcam, Executive Director Sharon McKenzie said, “It just goes to show what a strong partnership can do, and BIPS is so grateful that the webcam on Boca Grande is back.”

Many in our local communities have expressed disappointment in past years that the beach cam inside the Gasparilla Island State Park was no longer broadcasting live from the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum. McKenzie added, “The webcam will certainly be enjoyed by so many who have missed the beautiful views, and we are so thankful to have been able to help bring this collaborative project to fruition. Thank you, Lee County VCB and FL State Parks.” The webcam can be viewed live at

Sharon McKenzie

Barrier Island Parks Society Executive Director