Welcome to Old Florida!
In the Gulf of Mexico along the Florida coast is a little barrier island popularly believed to have been named for the pirate Jose Gaspar who allegedly buried his treasure there. Today, life in Gasparilla is less swashbuckling but it is definitely a treasure- whether or not it holds any pirate loot.
Gasparilla Island was originally a fishing community, and still today is famous as the “Tarpon Fishing Capital of the World.” Sugar sand beaches and historic lighthouses grace the scenic ocean views. It is recognized for its excellent fishing.