If there is an embodiment of the charming Florida coastal community, then it must be Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands on Florida’s Southwest Gulf coast. Surrounding Charlotte Harbor, the state’s second largest marine estuary into which the Peace and Myakka rivers flow, this diverse blend of artsy towns, serene fishing communities and barrier islands brims with unparalleled natural beauty, recreation, pristine beaches, arts, culture, and historic sites. The expansive landscape of unspoiled islands, upland pine flatwoods, meandering waterways, mangrove shorelines, and dune-fringed beaches is a watercolorist’s dream.
About the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast
Florida's premier year-round eco-tourism destination, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, The Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast, is known for its pristine, unspoiled beauty. The area has hosted seven major feature films, been featured on SAIL magazine's list of the "10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States," ranked by Golf Digest as the "Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America," and rated by MONEY magazine as one of the "Best Places to Live in the South." For information about area events, activities and attractions, contact the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast Visitor and Convention Bureau, 18500 Murdock Circle, Suite B-104, Port Charlotte, FL; 941-743-1900, or call toll free at 1-800-652-6090 for a free Visitor's Guide; or visit the Web site at CharlotteHarborTravel.com.