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Roundup: Parking in Boca Grande and on Gasparilla Island

June 19, 2024
By Garland Pollard

The issue of parking, and public access to Gasparilla Island, has been a longstanding one on Gasparilla Island and in Boca Grande. Below, a list of some stories on the issue, both recent and historical, in addition to official documents relating to parking on the island.

The island is divided into two counties, Lee and Charlotte, and the bulk of the island, and the town, is in Lee County.

Below, a chronology of the issue, some local links and positions on the parking issue from The Gasparilla Inn and the Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce.


Some stories relating to the parking issue from the Beacon:


View looking north, public parking at Gasparilla Island State Park’s Range Light, mid island.

Other Links

Boca Beacon Editorials

State Resources

Community Comment: A sampling of letters to the editor

Florida and regional beach parking

Cleanups, beach renourishment & restoration