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A visit to Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast is a peaceful gateway to Southwest Florida. As Florida’s premier ecotourism destination, you’ll find us to be free of crowds and off the beaten path yet still offer the comfort and amenities discerning travelers seek. Situated on Charlotte Harbor with endless miles of natural shoreline, we are home to unlimited outdoor pursuits like beaches, world-class sailing, boating, fishing, paddling, birding, dining and arts. Come find out why “Our Best Side is Outsidesm”.


Gulf of Mexico October means mackerel time in the Gulf. Spanish mackerel, as well as the larger king mackerel, appear in local waters as they make their fall southward migration. Spanish mackerel typically arrive first, with Kings close behind, with both peaking in November. Big “smoker” kings are…

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