The Endless Beach
|Location||Gasparilla Island, Florida|
|Distance||14 miles, walking and biking, plus strolls to good food|
|Highlights||Beaches, shells, great food, jumping manta rays, and family time|
|Duration||Three days, two nights, or keep walking 'round and 'round.|
Ever walked on a beach and wanted to keep on walking? No turning around to retrace your steps? On an island, you can do it. And on Florida’s pristine Gasparilla Island, you can do it on gorgeous white sand, stop to snorkel in crystal clear gulf waters, sort through
obscenely big piles of shells for prime specimens, watch marine biologists document sea turtle nests, and catch glimpses of leaping manta rays, dolphins, and giant tarpon. Once you make it to the island’s town of Boca Grande, you can shop at hip boutiques, eat real cuisine, not to mention home-made ice cream, and stay in a roomy ol’ downtown inn.