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Make Summer Memories Here.

Memories. They have the potential to shape and impact our lives in profound ways. That’s why we think you should make memories in an area that embodies everything that makes our home state of Florida one of the best places to vacation in the world. Visitors of the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach area agree our outdoor activities and attractions are what they remember most. And with so much to do – relaxing on a pristine island beach, enjoying a boat tour of Charlotte Harbor and its islands, paddling a kayak trail through a dense mangrove jungle, or exploring quaint downtowns – it’s easy to see why we say, “Our Best Side is Outside.”

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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