You don't have to travel across the globe to experience moments of sublime relaxation or excitement, just head down to Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach. We're easy to get to, but we offer amazing experiences on par with some exotic far-flung locales.

You'll revel in our pristine nature, uncrowded beaches full of shells and fossilized shark’s teeth, true island getaways, unique animal encounters, and eco-tours and boat trips you'll never forget.

Soak Up the Sun

Two people enjoying a ride on free yellow loaner bikes in Punta Gorda/Englewood BeachEven when it’s rainy season, most days in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach feature hours of bright, sunshine-y, well, sunshine! Whether exploring on a walk or a hike, riding a free loaner bike, enjoying a boat, or paddling tour, or savoring a tasty meal on an outdoor patio, you’re very likely to get your daily dose of Vitamin D.

And, there’s always more to explore, from the latest mural in Punta Gorda or a new special entrée at one of our stellar restaurants, to additional art works and exhibits at the Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens.  

Enjoy the View

Rain or shine, we work to be sure our Englewood Beach EarthCam is always there for you, whether you’re checking the weather or the available sand-space while planning your beach jaunt, or being happily hypnotized by the waves while taking a few minutes to appreciate the beautiful visuals. Before you head out, find some great tips to get your family “Beach Ready." 

Decide where to eat near the beach with our Beach Restaurants post (you'll probably want to try them all!).

Sail the WavesCouple enjoying a sailboat cruise on Charlotte Harbor.

Relish the pure freedom of a great sail in Charlotte Harbor. There are several sailing outfits and most offer options for trips of a few hours to a few days, Some will even teach your how to sail, so you can participate in the process. Planning a vacation around learning to sail sounds like a plan to us.

Ride the Wind

You can, indeed, jump out of a perfectly good airplane in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, with Skydive Southwest Florida. Enjoy the thrill of a lifetime and one of the most scenic drop zones on the west coast of Florida, with amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Peace River.

If you’d like to travel the other way (as it were), you've got two options: both Englewood Parasailing and Parasail Englewood offer unbeatable views from up to 500 feet in the air.

Beat the Heat

Snorkelers in blue water in Punta Gorda/Englewood BeachWe love our watersports, our boating and paddling and fishing, but diving in opens up a new world. Try a snorkeling trip, either guided or on your own, or even learn to scuba dive with Fantasea Scuba in Port Charlotte or Gaspar’s Dive and Board in Englewood.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite, it’s easy to find a great waterfront restaurant, and either sit outside and savor the breeze or head inside to enjoy the best of both worlds: beautiful views in an air-conditioned environment.

Commune with Nature

Almost everywhere you look in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, nature is looking back at you, whether it’s that cute lizard on the sidewalk, that funny long-beaked bird on the lawn, the manatee or dolphin on a boat or paddling trip, or the many alligators, deer, and cracker cattle on an outing with Babcock Ranch Eco-Tours. We treasure our wildlife and nature, and we love to share it with our visitors.

A vacation in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach feels like a trip to a distant island paradise...but with all the comforts and amenities of home. Pop on down and explore for yourself!