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Punta Gorda / Englewood Beach Florida

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 harbour 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 harbour 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.  UK travellers can get to Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach by flying to Tampa, which is a short 90 minute drive away. Tampa is well served from the UK by several airlines from London and regional airports including Edinburgh and Manchester. Located near Interstate I-75, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach is draped along the Gulf Coast and surrounds Charlotte Harbour. 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.


Gary Fletcher





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