Welcome to the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Blog

Even if you know exactly what you want to do while you're vacationing with us, our blog may give you some new ideas about all the activities, adventures, and events you can experience in the area, so we hope you'll explore it a bit.

Whether you're looking to relax or have adventures, we hope you enjoy your time in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach. 

Things to Do and See

Art & Culture

Things to Do for Labor Day 2022

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Over the long Labor Day 2022 weekend, we encourage you to visit us in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach…

Fishing

July

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Gulf of Mexico Red snapper season is open all month and there are lots of anglers who look forward…

Fishing

April

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Gulf of Mexico Springtime fishing in the Gulf of Mexico off the SW Florida coast is swinging into…

Fishing

March

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Gulf of Mexico The weather and the fishing patterns are changing this month. As the Gulf water…

Food & Drink

Where the Locals Go for Breakfast

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A good rule of thumb for any vacation is to eat where the locals do. Since you may not know any of…

Fishing

February

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Gulf of Mexico Gulf anglers will be primarily focused on mixed-bag bottom fishing this month. The…

Fishing

January

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Gulf of Mexico January is a good month for catching table fish in Gulf waters. Red grouper and lane…

Fishing

December

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Gulf of Mexico The Fall runs of Spanish mackerel and king mackerel seem to be running later than…

Fishing

November

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Gulf of Mexico Our annual Fall king mackerel run will peak this month. School-sized kings are fish…

Fishing

October

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Gulf of Mexico It's mackerel time in the Gulf. Spanish mackerel, as well as the larger king…

Fishing

September

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Gulf of Mexico It may not feel like it yet, but the seasons are starting to change. Fall officially…

Fishing

August

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Gulf of Mexico Gulf anglers have options this month. Nearshore artificial reefs and rock ledges in…

Fishing

June

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Gulf of Mexico Anglers who like to fish deep water and who are willing to make long runs 50 or more…

Fishing

May

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Gulf of Mexico Shark fishing in the nearshore Gulf has been off the charts. Water depths of 30 to 50…

Food & Drink

Top 10 Local Foods to Love

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From Gulf to field, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, the Charlotte Harbor Gulf island Coast dishes up…

Outdoor Adventures

No Boat Needed: King Fisher Fleet

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Whether you’ve made a spur-of-the-moment decision to spend the day on a deserted island or…

Outdoor Adventures, Nature & Wildlife, Shopping, and More!

Art & Culture

Things to Do for Labor Day 2022

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Over the long Labor Day 2022 weekend, we encourage you to visit us in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach…

Outdoor Adventures

Time to Get Away With the Gals

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Looking to plan a trip with the gal pals? Look no further than Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, where…

Nature & Wildlife

Sea Turtles of Southwest Florida

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Southwest Florida attracts travelers from around the world seeking unique ecotourism opportunities…

Over the Top

Food & Drink

Top 10 Local Foods to Love

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From Gulf to field, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, the Charlotte Harbor Gulf island Coast dishes up foods that will tantalize your taste buds. Savor the local flavor with these must-try foods. Stone Crab Harvested right from the Gulf just one claw at a time, stone crab is borderline exotic…

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In Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, Florida, we say Outsiders Welcome. If you like to take adventures off the beaten path, then you may be an Outsider, and you'll find your home away from home right here. While you’re exploring the incredible outdoor adventures of Florida’s Charlotte…

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Here are our top five reasons why fishing is just better in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach. 1. Fresh or Salty? What sets Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach apart from other Florida destinations is that we offer both salt- and freshwater fishing. Spend one day in the Gulf of Mexico fighting with a trophy…

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