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Knight Island / Palm Island Resort

Island Getaways

The area's barrier islands are true gems:  Little Gasparilla, Gasparilla, Don Pedro, Knight (Palm), and Manasota Key are an adventure waiting to happen.  3 of the islands- Little Gasparilla, Don Pedro and Knight are not accessible by bridge.  While Knight Island (often called Palm Island) does have car ferry service, Little Gasparilla and Don Pedro are only accessible by personal watercraft or water taxi services.

Don't be confused by the names- though there are three named islands accessible only by water, these are actually one physical island, with Don Pedro Island (most of which is a State Park) in the middle. They were historically 3 (or more) islands, but mother nature, over the past 150 years or so, has merged them. There are many options ranging from resorts to vacation rental homes available.

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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, 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.