If you're looking to experience or appreciate the sporting life, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach is the right place for you.
Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte is the official home of the Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training, and we get just as excited every year to see the players in person and get a sneak preview of what may happen during the baseball season.
We've been honored to host numerous youth and collegiate tournaments like the Snowbird Baseball Classic at our well-maintained fields in the county. There’s nothing like a baseball game: the sounds of the game and the crowd, the aroma of enticing ballpark food, and the atmosphere of camaraderie allows us to step out of time for a bit.
Englewood Beach Waterfest
Englewood Beach Waterfest is held annually in November—usually the weekend before Thanksgiving—and is a celebration of all things water in Englewood and the Cape Haze peninsula. This is the culmination of the World Championships for Offshore Powerboat Association Racing (OPA). With marine education exhibits, food, family-friendly-fun, vendors, and more, there's something for everyone, which makes it an annual destination in itself!
Pickleball engenders such passion in its players it’s one of the fast-growing sports in the U.S. It’s so popular in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, in fact, that we’ve got a deluxe facility—The PicklePlex® of Punta Gorda—devoted to Pickleball. You can also find courts all around the area.
With 15+ golf courses—that's around 450 scenic holes of golf!—in our area, you’re sure to find a favorite. You'll find challenges for every skill level beautifully showcased by natural landscaping that honors our native Florida wildlife. Visit our Golf page to plan your next round (or two), and check out our Golf Guide for an overview of what Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach has to offer.
Boxing, Beach Volleyball, Lacrosse, Gymnastics
Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach is usually host to many sporting events, from Sugar Bert Boxing to EVP Beach Volleyball, Collegiate Lacrosse, gymnastics tournaments, and more.
Hunting for quail, wild boar, turkey, and even alligator is available in our area. Explore the Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area to find out more..
Whether you’re looking to watch some sports or challenge yourself physically, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach has you covered.