Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands is a collection of nine charming coastal communities and four barrier islands clustered around the state’s second-largest harbor. As Florida’s premier eco-tourism destination, the area is known for its unspoiled beauty and is an outdoor enthusiast’s haven. 830 miles of shoreline defines this expansive estuary-based escape which includes 28 miles of sandy beaches and nearly 200 miles of the Charlotte Harbor Blueway Trails. Charlotte Harbor offers undeveloped vistas where 84 percent of the shoreline is protected preserve. Activities and festivals make year-round use of this beautiful setting and encourage families, couples, groups and individuals to relax and explore.
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 Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor and Convention Bureau, 1700 Tamiami Trail, Suite G-2, 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.