An Introduction To Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach

The Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast

Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach is Florida’s best kept secret of a charming natural paradise located on the idyllic Southwest Gulf Coast. This coastal community surrounding the state’s second-largest harbor sits conveniently between Tampa and Naples. Outdoor enthusiasts will find a haven of vibrant experiences in the sun-soaked oasis of this Southwest Florida destination. Relaxation and discovery await in miles of waterways and inland exploration trails filled with unspoiled natural beauty. From beaches to boating, hiking to harbor tours, fishing to nature paths; to sun, shelling and fossilized shark teeth, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach immerses lively locals and active adventurers in a pure island experience. Enjoy over 830 miles of pristine unparalleled shoreline, including captivating river passages, a mangrove-edged aquatic preserve, and more than a dozen miles of natural Gulf beaches.


Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Map Location

Area Accommodations:

The Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach area offers a variety of accommodation options from traditional full service and select service hotels to upscale resorts, from charming beachside vacation rental homes to condominium rentals. Several hotels offer meeting spaces and amenities that cater to small groups for private meals and functions.

Paddling Bill Coy Preserve

Getting Here & Getting Around:

Nearby airports include: Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), and Tampa International Airport (TPA).

Located near Interstate I-75, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach is draped along the Gulf Coast and surrounds Charlotte Harbor. Punta Gorda is a walkable downtown district, easy to navigate, has numerous bike paths (and free loaner bikes) and relatively light traffic found throughout our area make it just a short ride to get to and from accommodations, activities, and restaurants. Englewood Beach on the western side of the area is the quintessential beach town with accommodations, dining and activities nearby.

Family of four at TT's Tiki Bar in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach

Things to Do:

■ Enjoy a variety of fine dining, waterside tiki huts and fresh seafood restaurants

Play golf at over 20 top-ranked courses

■ Swim in the Gulf or walk 12 miles of beautiful sugar-white sand beach

■ Enjoy a day of chartered fishing, a sightseeing cruise, boat rentals and kayak tours

■ Experience adrenaline-packed adventures from parasailing to wave runners

■ Browse our many shops, boutiques, farmer’s markets and shopping districts

■ Stroll through art galleries, exhibits and museums

■ Discover the natural heart of Florida on an eco-tour

■ Hike and bike through more than 70 parks and preserves

■ Enjoy a sunset over Charlotte Harbor or Englewood Beach

Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Map

Please reach out to us - we'd be happy to help you get familiar with what Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach has to offer as an off the beaten path destination for a wonderful Florida vacation.

Contact: Aimee Blenker, Director of Leisure Sales at or 941.743.1900.