Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, The Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast, is comprised of several distinct and unique communities. We are laid-back, nature-focused, artful, historical, and above all, visitor-friendly.
Visitors revel in the variety of our communities, from the historical gem of Punta Gorda in the south and the hub of Port Charlotte, bursting with possibilities in the center, to the beachy Englewood, the must-visit Gulf Islands in the northwest, the nearby island-flavored communities of Cape Haze and Placida, and the cutting-edge, solar-powered town of Babcock Ranch, just south of Punta Gorda.
Our communities offer all the best of Old Florida with cutting-edge convenience. Visitors love our robust and inspired food scene, our myriad attractions and countless activities, golf, fishing, shopping, and more, plus accommodations to suite any preference, from roughing it at a camp site to luxurious pampering.
We say “Our Best Side is Outside” because we appreciate and protect our natural areas, our wondrous waterways, and our copious wildlife. This stewardship is a driving force in all our communities, which means our visitors get to experience the best of the Florida outdoors and the pure adventure—and relaxation—of our area while enjoying all the comforts of home...of a home away from home.