If you're one of the many travelers looking to visit Florida with a trip (or five) to the beach in mind, come to Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach to find plenty of spots to enjoy your own brand of sandy serenity.
You'll find a treasure trove of portable souvenirs: fossilized shark teeth and seashells of all sizes, shapes, and colors can be found on the beaches of Manasota Key: Englewood Beach, Stump Pass Beach State Park, and Blind Pass Beach, as well as on Don Pedro Island and Little Gasparilla Island.
Something fun: on Stump Pass Beach, the driftwood looks almost sculptural, and it's said that if you place a shell (find one with a hole) on the branch of a stump and make a wish, it will come true. Let us know if yours does!
Knight Island is just a stone’s throw from the mainland but feels a world apart. Set on a dazzling, broad expanse of beach, the island offers both private home and condo rentals, so you must be staying on the island to have access to the beach. Palm Island Resort, at the northern tip of the island, offers activities for children and adults.
Those longing for a Zen-like experience will enjoy a paddling trip from the landside of Don Pedro Island State Park (the actual Park on Don Pedro Island is currently closed).
Sometimes you just need to go where “quiet” is the word of the day. Little Gasparilla Island, where golf carts rule the road and which is also only accessible by boat, is just the place for serenity. It's also a shell collector’s dream. The white sand beaches are never crowded and lead to blue-green waters where you will often see dolphins frolic.
For a nice treat, get away to one of our beautiful beaches.
Find accommodations and dining options near the beaches:
- 473 South Indiana Avenue
- (941) 474-9536
Welcome to Conch Out Vacation Rentals at Manasota Key Realty! Located a 1/2 mile off the Englewood mainland and connected by two bridges, Manasota Key is a barrier island on the west coast of Florida just minutes south of Venice, Florida and less than an hour's drive to Sarasota…
- 2080 S. McCall Road
- (941) 474-5343
Relax and enjoy yourself as you savor some of the tastiest dishes the Caribbean has to offer. Growing up as a child in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, I came to love the local cuisine and the abundance of fresh seafood on the island. Love of the Caribbean and its food have helped…
- 1601 Beach Road
- (941) 475-1036
Find a piece of paradise with a vacation rental on Manasota Key in Englewood. Relax on the beautiful beaches which are filled with sea shells and fossilized shark teeth. Much less traffic than Ft Myers or Sarasota. Accommodations on the Key vary from beachfront to bayfront, along…
- 330 S. Gulf Boulevard
- (941) 697-2000
The Islander team welcomes you to the Don Pedro-Knight-Islands, Florida. For well over three decades, we have exclusively served the islands in the fields of Real Estate, Vacation Rentals and Property Management. It is our goal to provide our clients with all of the creature…
- 2045 N. Beach Road
- (941) 474-1517
Beach front dining at its best. Great food at great prices in a newly-renovated, elegant yet casual beach atmosphere. Enjoy live entertainment several nights a week on our spacious outside patio right across the street from Englewood Beach. Soak up gorgeous sunsets and enjoy the…
- 8814 Grande Avenue
- (813) 310-0902
Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals is the most trusted vacation rental resource on Little Gasparilla Island. We have been renting homes on the island for nearly 20 years and we specialize in ensuring that our guests are well informed, well taken care of and have an enjoyable…
- 8501 Placida Road
- (941) 697-2175
Place In The Sun offers luxury 2, 3 & 4 bedroom vacation homes with private pools on the beautiful Cape Haze peninsula. All homes are furnished and equipped to the highest standard and some have associated golf and boating packages. Cape Haze is a wonderfully unspoiled area south…
- 260 Maryland Avenue
- (941) 828-1368
The Lighthouse Grill and Tiki Bar is located in the picturesque fishing village of Englewood, and at Channel Marker 17A on the ICW (intracoastal waterway). We consistently win awards for our waterfront dining, and of course, we're one of the best places to watch the sunset in…
- 7092 Placida Road
- (941) 697-4800
Palm Island Resort is a one of a kind Resort situated on an island with no bridge or causeway connecting it to the mainland. The resort rests on 2 miles of white, sandy beach at the north end of a 7 mile long island. All the accommodations are fully equipped villas and have…
- 1975 Beach Road
- (941) 460-8280
SandBar Tiki & Grille is a local hot spot on Englewood Beach. Featuring a great selection of eats and drinks, you can enjoy the beach lifestyle while enjoying great live music. Incredible BBQ with certified pitmasters and an wide selection of craft beers. Don't miss Happy Hour…
- 985 Gulf Boulevard
- (941) 474-3431
Nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and Lemon Bay, the Manasota Key Resort offers the best of the open ocean, the intracoastal waterway and the flats where the quiet sports thrive. This is where nature thrives. Bring your fishing pole, and your boat if you have one. And if you…