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Outsiders Welcome

As avid outdoor enthusiasts, we love soaking up the sun, getting on the water, trying something different, and having fun outside. We also know that some of the best ways to vacation this year will include socially distanced trips that have plenty of natural, outdoor spaces, activities and attractions. With 830 miles of shoreline, 200+ miles of blueway trails, over 70 parks, 450 scenic holes of golf, and the state’s second-largest marine estuary, it’s easy to expand your personal space with safe and fun activities in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach.

 In Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, we love our Outsiders. That is, people who want to be outdoors on adventures off the beaten path. Now that we’re getting back outside, back to the water, and back to our favorite activities safely, we’re excited to welcome you back. 

See why our Best Side is Outside. This is Florida’s Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast, and we couldn’t be happier to say, Outsiders Welcome BACK.

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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 #G-2, Port Charlotte, FL, 33948; call 941-743-1900 for a free Visitor's Guide; or visit the Web site at