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Welcome to Punta Gorda / Englewood Beach

Punta Gorda / Englewood Beach - The Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast is a relaxing, more secluded Florida destination that offers all the best of Florida’s wonderful outdoor experiences and lifestyle. From beaches to boating, hiking to harbor tours, fishing to nature discovery; to sun, shelling and fossilized shark’s teeth, Punta Gorda & Englewood Beach offer visitors more of what they come to Florida for: relaxation and discovery in an outdoor vacationland.

The Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast includes the areas of Boca Grande, Don Pedro Island, El Jobean, Englewood-Cape Haze, Little Gasparilla Island, Manasota Key, Palm Island, Placida, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda.

Meet the Outsiders

If you love being outdoors and adventuring off the beaten path, then you’re what we in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach would call an Outsider. And here, where Our Best Side is Outside, being an Outsider isn’t just allowed, it’s encouraged. From our locals to our visitors, we love soaking up the sun, getting on the water, trying something different, and having fun outside. This is Florida’s Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast, and we say, Outsiders Welcome.


Don't take our word for it...

Top 10 Most Instagrammable Places for Outsiders

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Eating My Way Through Punta Gorda, Florida

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Top 10 Reasons for an Englewood Beach "Neener-Neener" Vacation

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Let's Go Fishing: Top Species to Catch in Charlotte Harbor

Charlotte Harbor and the surrounding Gulf Islands make up the second largest natural estuary in Florida and one of the most sought-after fishing... Read More