You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Tip

Placida, a slice of old Florida

The Hatch Gallery is filled with artist Jon Hatch’s quirky driftwood creatures and colorful signs.

SELINA KOK FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

The Hatch Gallery is filled with artist Jon Hatch’s quirky driftwood creatures and colorful signs.

PLACIDA, Fla. — Don’t blink or you’ll miss the turnoff for this tucked-away slice of old Florida east of Port Charlotte. The once-thriving fishing village, situated along Placida Harbor and on the way to Boca Grande, contains a cluster of cottages housing gift shops, galleries, a fish market, and the longtime landmark The Fishery Restaurant (13000 Fishery Road, 941-697-2451, www.fisheryrestaurantplacida.com) overlooking a mangrove-lined inlet. For floor-to-ceiling tropical art, visit Margaret Albritton Gallery (13020 Fishery Road, 941-698-0603, www.thealbrittongallery.com), which carries colorful paintings by Albritton and her husband, Gary, along with every beach-themed tchotchke one can imagine. Albritton also organizes twice-monthly outdoor art markets featuring regional artists and artisans from fall to spring. Across the dirt road you’ll find The Hatch Gallery (pictured above, at 3060 Fishery Road, 941-697-9531, www.jon-hatch-originals.com) filled with artist Jon Hatch’s quirky driftwood creatures, rustic colorful signs, and nautical designs.

Continue reading it below

Loading comments...

Wake up with today's top stories.

Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
or
Please enter a valid email
BostonGlobe.com will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com