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Located on Lemon Bay, off the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, Englewood remains one of Florida’s best-kept secrets... well, almost: Engelwood was named "Top Ten U.S. Destination for 2009" by TripAdvisor™ TravelCast, and those in the know have made it a tradition. Englewood is a beach community which thrives on its nature parks, cultural events, beaches, fishing and arts offerings.

Englewood, Englewood Beach, Manasota Key, Grove City, Cape-Haze and Rotonda West are interconnected communities. From shopping on Dearborn Street to the old Florida beach town style of Englewood Beach, you'll find a relaxed, refreshing view of Florida.

On Englewood Beach, you'll find natural beaches with great shelling, as well as fossilized shark tooth collecting better than anywhere else on the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast (right on the beach, no diving or snorkeling gear needed). Easy access to Englewood Beach can be had through Chadwick Park.  On the southern tip of Manasota Key is Stump Pass State Park, a natural jewel with both bay and beach access from the park. 



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.