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.

Address:
321 Park Ave., Boca Grande, FL
Directions:
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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