Not the closest beach to our villa but definitely a favourite amongst all our renters is Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island which is accessed by car via a toll bridge.
The beach here is often compared to some of the best Caribbean beaches and attracts beach-goers from around the world.
Expect to find miles of uncrowded bleached white sands, exquisite seashells and if you are lucky dolphins swimming. The best beaches are at the far south end of Gasparilla Island, located along Gasparilla Road where you will also find the Lighthouse & Museum . If you fancy a light bite then South Beach Bar and Grill is situated right on the beach front.
The town itself is like stepping back in time. Here you will find the charm of "Old Florida," where nobody hurries anywhere. The main mode of transport is golf carts and there is no need for traffic lights. Don’t be fooled though...this is where the rich and famous love to spend time with many having their own beautiful real estate on the island.
For more info - check out this link:- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boca_Grande,_Florida