Getting here and getting around is easy! Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast (Charlotte County) is situated on the Southwest Florida coast between Lee County (Fort Myers) to the South and Sarasota County to the North.
Our larger towns include Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, and Englewood. Smaller towns include Placida, Cape Haze and Babcock Ranch. Our Gulf Islands include Manasota Key, Knight Island, Don Pedro Island, Little Gasparilla Island, and the northern part of Gasparilla Island (aka Boca Grande).
If you are driving to the area, Interstate 75 (I-75) is the major highway that transverses the county, in addition to U.S. 41, also known as Tamiami Trail.
If you’re flying in, Punta Gorda Airport is convenient and minutes from downtown Punta Gorda. If your preferred airline does not fly into PGD, there are four other major airports within a 90 minute drive: Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers, Sarasota/Bradenton International (SRQ) Airport, Tampa International (TPA) and St. Petersburg/Clearwater International (PIE).
Once you're here, getting around is convenient, with local branches of national rental car companies scattered around the county, in addition to shared riding services Uber and Lyft.
If you're staying in Punta Gorda, you'll also find free Loaner Bikes at several locations. A bike ride is a wonderful way to experience the charm and beauty of Punta Gorda.