Although we’re hopeful, as of November 7, 2018, that red tide is on the wane, the 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, Visit Florida, etc.

In the interim, to ensure consistent messaging and that our local industry partners have all the facts at their disposal, The Bureau has produced an informational flier for 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.

Visit for more resources and water quality updates.