Boca Grande, Florida: Abrazo: Man Hugs Beach

A surreal work by artist Emil Alzamora, who loved Boca Grande's beaches as a child. But don't worry, new generation of kids -- the long-armed sand-hugger is only art! Dedicated in 2004 and donated by Paul and Sue Kruder.

321 Park Ave., Boca Grande, FL
West side of Park Ave. north of 3rd St. Inside the Old Theater Mall and outside of PJ's Sea Grille.
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Hugging beach.

Abrazo: Man Hugs Beach

Our first time on the island, so we stopped at the two Roadside America attractions listed. I recommend going and enjoying the island and visit the attractions. We had the place to ourselves to take many pictures.

[bordeauxbarb, 02/03/2021]

Beach Hugger.

Abrazo: Boca Grande Embrace

Abrazo: Boca Grande Embrace -- A statue with really long arms hugging (or "embracing") the "beach."

[Kevin, 04/23/2014]

320-lb. bronze man shows his love for Boca Grande's beaches with a hug spanning 10 1/2 feet in a triangular sand floor display outside of a restaurant.

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