World Famous Beaches
Placida is in close to a many of Florida’s top beaches including Don Pedro State Park, Palm Island, Boca Grande, Gasparilla Isand and Manasota Key. You can even take a trip a little farther north and hit Siesta Key Beach, contsistantly rated as the Best Beach In Florida and one of the Top 5 In The World! Come put your feet in the sand, build an elaborate sand castle, swim in the Gulf of Mexico and perform the ever popular ritual of watching a breathtaking sunset at day’s end. If you are lucky, you could catch the ever elusive “Green Flash” right at the moment of Sunset!
From PGA tour courses to unexpected gems, Florida has it all when it comes to golf, and Florida’s West Coast is a golfer’s paradise. Our climate provides year round access to one of your favorite pastimes. You can enjoy dozens of excellent private and public golf courses. If you’re new to the game or a scratch player, you will find a local course suitable to your needs – including a championship Tom Fazio course just minutes from your gate.
On The Water…
Surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico and Charlotte Harbor, boaters, kayakers and paddle boarders will enjoy endless opportunities to commune with these pristine waters. Our local marinas and outfitters are minutes from many treasured local spots such as Palm Island, Don Pedro State Park, Boca Grande, Useppa Island and Cabbage Key – where you can enjoy a cheeseburger in paradise. You will also be minutes from the open gulf and within a day trip to most coastal locations between Tampa and the Florida Keys. Kayakers and paddleboarders will also enjoy easy access to some of the most serene and protected waters in Florida.
World Class Fishing
While our area is generally known as “The Tarpon Fishing Capital” there are a wide variety of species and waterways available for every type of angler. When you’re not chasing Tarpon in Boca Grande Pass or along the beach, you will be spoiled forever by world class offshore and back bay fishing. Inland you will find freshwater lakes that are perfect for Bass fishing. Complementing this wide variety of fishing opportunities is a seasoned group of local fishing guides who will make your day on the water perfect.