As of December 5, 2018, red tide lingers off and on along our gulf beach and coastal areas; Charlotte Harbor waters remain largely unaffected. 

Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor and Convention Bureau will not be actively promoting visitation to our beaches until we receive the all-clear from FWC.

In the interim, to ensure consistent messaging and that our local industry partners have all the facts, The Bureau has produced a flier with links to resources to use when responding to media and visitor inquiries. Click here to read, download, and print.

The Tourism office also has Things to Do Other Than The Beach in Charlotte County fliers and these convenient Florida Fish & Wildlife handouts available; feel free to download and print any flier or contact the VCB at 941.743.1900 for copies.

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