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Port Charlotte / Punta Gorda

Gulf Islands have much to offer

The barrier islands cover the entire western edge of Charlotte County from Englewood to Boca Grande, and each is more beautiful than the next.Manasota Key is located at the extreme northern end of Charlotte County. Visitors love this island for its upscale, relaxed lifestyle and its unspoiled ...

Boca Grande: Little gem that straddles Lee and Charlotte County

Boca Grande is located at the southern end of Gasparilla Island and straddles the line between Lee and Charlotte counties. The island, which is located at the mouth of Charlotte Harbor, midway between Sarasota and Fort Myers, is famous for its pristine public beaches, historic sites, celebrity ...

El Jobean offers incredible fishing

The unincorporated community known as El Jobean is located between Englewood and Port Charlotte on the eastern banks of the Myakka River where it empties into Charlotte Harbor. The Myakka River offers incredible fishing and boating opportunities.Boaters who head north on the river will ...

Placida and ‘Old Florida’ fishing village

Placida is perhaps the center of the compass for this segment of the Gulf Coast. From the docks of this tiny but colorful fishing village, charter boats and nature cruises head out into Gasparilla Sound and Charlotte Harbor. Visitors can head south over the Boca Grande Causeway to the shops, ...

Charlotte County Golf Courses

Blue Heron Pines Golf Club29225 S. Jones Loop Rd., Punta Gorda(941) 637-6191Bobcat Trail Golf Club1350 Bobcat Trail, North Port(941) 429-0500, www.bobcattrailgc.comBurnt Store Golf & Activity Club24315 Vincent Ave., Punta Gorda(941) 637-1577Cape Haze Links4055 Cape Haze Drive, Rotonda ...

Off the beaten track: Cayo Costa and Cabbage Key

Cayo CostaEver wonder what it would be like to wade in emerald green waters or stroll miles of a sandy white unspoiled beach of a deserted island with modern civilization miles away? You don't have to hop aboard a tramp steamer to head toward the islands in the Caribbean because the answer lies ...

Charlotte County Facts

Charlotte County Facts* There are 10 elementary schools, four middle schools, three senior high schools, four technical centers, two colleges and two universities in the county.* Interstate 75 through Charlotte County has 22 miles running north/south with five exits. U.S. 17 ends in Punta Gorda ...

Peace River

By Capt. Dennis S. KirkThe Indians had a name - Pease River - for the 100-mile-long winding, slowly-flowing river. From her headwaters of the great green swamp (between Tampa and Orlando) through Polk, Hardee, DeSoto and Charlotte counties, she winds her way to Charlotte Harbor, finally ...

Charlotte County Attractions at a Glance

Charlotte County has a lot to offer when it comes to family recreation and entertainment. With 70 parks and recreation areas and 12.5 miles of coastal beaches, those interested in outdoor leisure and sports have found their favorite place. For those with interests in kayaking, canoeing or ...

Charlotte County Places of Worship

ApostolicShiloh Apostolic Temple, Inc.1050 Atwater Dr., North Port429-0280Assemblies of GodAbundant Life Assembly of God1500 Cooper St., Punta Gorda639-5433Calvary Assembly of God3279 Sherwood Rd., Port Charlotte625-4450Community Life Center of FullGospel Ministries Assembly of God19048 ...