At 5 to 25 feet above sea level, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach enjoys a climate characterized as sub-tropic where extremes of temperature in both summer and winter are checked by the tempering influence of the Gulf of Mexico. Prevailing winds are an easterly average of 12 to 18 mph. The mild winter season lasts from January to March.
Numerous upland and aquatic preserve areas are yours to explore. Charlotte Harbor includes one of the world's largest protected marine estuaries encompassing 270 square miles with 219 miles of natural shoreline. Its confluence of the Peace and Myakka Rivers comprises some of the most vibrant coastal areas in the state and a unique network of barrier islands and mangrove forests.