Florida Fishing Getaway
Fishing? World renowned. The area is called the Tarpon Capital of the World for a reason... nearly year round sportsmen can seek to hook the silver king -- though they are most abundant from May to July during their annual migration. Others may go after a Charlotte Harbor Slam: Snook, Redfish, and Sea Trout. There are a plethora of species in Charlotte Harbor... the 2nd largest marine estuary in the state. Read more about fishing here.
Trivago rated the area "#1 Best Value Destination" based on price and quality of accommodations-- from the beautiful small town charm of Punta Gorda, to the pristine uncrowded beaches in Englewood and the Gulf islands. The area is rich in natural beauty intertwined with a happening culinary scene and a strong ecological mindset. And on no other beach in southwest Florida will you find such an abundance of fossilized shark's teeth.
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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, 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.