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Author: Alycia Downs

Alycia Downs is a native Floridian, avid outdoorsman, and freelance storyteller who inspires others to disconnect and get outside. Alycia is a member of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association and writes for brands and non-profits promoting conservation, tourism, and fishing. She can be found exploring Old Florida haunts or casting lines along the Gulf Coast with her husband, Mike. Get inspired on her blog TideAndTale.com or hang out with her on Instagram @tideandtale.

When it comes to bars and breweries, the best options aren’t found only in big cities. In the small, Southwest Florida coastal towns of Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, there are many places

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About the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast

Florida's premier year-round eco-tourism destination, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, The Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast, is known for its pristine, unspoiled beauty. The area has hosted seven major feature films, been featured on SAIL magazine's list of the "10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States," ranked by Golf Digest as the "Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America," and rated by MONEY magazine as one of the "Best Places to Live in the South." For information about area events, activities and attractions, contact the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor and Convention Bureau, 1700 Tamiami Trail, Suite G-2, Port Charlotte, FL; 941-743-1900, or call toll free at 1-800-652-6090 for a free Visitor's Guide; or visit the Web site at CharlotteHarborTravel.com.