Beautiful Southwest Florida Beaches
There are several beautiful beaches here in Southwest Florida, for instance Siesta Key or Bonita Beach. First of all, the beaches consist of a large variety of shells to find because of the Gulf of Mexico. Another great find on some beaches are shark’s teeth. Above all, these beaches provide to be an outstanding location for swimming, fishing and boating. In conclusion, Punta Gorda is in close proximity to an array of spectacular beaches you are sure to love!
Port Charlotte Beach– Scenic waterfront space with boat ramps, basketball & tennis courts, bocce ball, horseshoes, pool with lifeguard, picnic tables and a dog park. Located at 4500 Harbor Boulevard, Port Charlotte.
Englewood Beach– There are grills, picnic tables, showers and restrooms with boardwalks and pavilions. Amenities include: basketball hoops, volleyball nets, a children’s play yard and horseshoe pit with plenty of eateries across the street. Located at 2100 North Beach Road, Englewood.
Blind Pass Beach– Ideal for swimming, shelling, fishing, boating and hiking. Most noteworthy is the 60 acres gulf to bay with 2,900 feet of gulf beach frontage. In addition, Blind Pass has plenty of free parking with wheelchair access, picnic tables, showers and restrooms. Located at 7770 Manasota Key Road, Englewood.
Boca Grande– Known for historic downtown sugar sand beaches, blue water and world class fishing. Restaurant located on the beach. Located at 301 3rd Street W, Boca Grande.
Venice Beach– Known as the “Shark’s Tooth Capital of the World.” Large public beach provides free parking, a dining pavilion, concessions, lifeguards, restrooms, two volleyball courts, picnic tables and beach wheelchairs. Located at 101 The Esplanade South, Venice.
North Jetty Beach– Large public beach provides free parking, a dining pavilion, concessions, lifeguards, restrooms, picnic tables, beach wheelchairs and a great spot for fishing. Located at 1000 S Casey Key Road, Nokomis.
Siesta Key Beach– Named “Best Beach in Florida” by Florida Trend Magazine. Famous for its cool, soft, white, crystal-quartz sand. Amenities include lifeguards, concessions, picnic tables & grills, restrooms and showers. In addition, there are 10 volleyball courts, 4 tennis courts and shaded playgrounds. Located at 948 Beach Road, Siesta Key.
Don Pedro Island State Park– Beautiful white beach only accessible by boat. After that, amenities include bicycling, bird and nature watching, scuba diving, snorkeling, picnic tables and pets on leash allowed. Located at 8450 Placida Road, Placida.
Cayo Costa State Park– Nine miles of beautiful beaches and is accessible only by private boat or ferry. Visitors may see manatees and dolphins in the waters around this 2,426-acre park, as well as a spectacular assortment of birds. Located at Captiva, FL.
Fort Myers Beach– Popular destination for water sports or to relax on the beautiful sugar-sand. End your fun day at the Times Square, a pedestrian-friendly dining and shopping area. Located at 2525 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach.
Bowman’s Beach– Pristine and quiet with barbecue grills, popular for shelling, picnic tables, nature and fitness trails, restrooms and outdoor shower. Located at 1700 Bowman’s Beach Road, Sanibel.
Bonita Beach Park– 2.5-acre beachfront park featuring a boardwalk, swimming area, picnic areas, canoe/kayak launch, restrooms, showers, covered pavilion, and the county’s only off-leash dog beach. Located at 27954 Hickory Boulevard, Bonita Springs.
Ponce de Leon Park– 1/4 mile raised boardwalk through wetland area with educational signage, boat ramp, fishing piers, playground, picnic tables, restrooms and a man-made beach. Located at 3400 Ponce de Leon Parkway, Punta Gorda.
Gilchrist Park– 11 acres along Charlotte Harbor with basketball court, tennis and pickleball courts, garden, gazebo, fishing pier, restrooms, picnic tables, walking paths and a small beach. Located at 400 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda.
Southwest Florida offers a wonderful climate. As a result, there are plenty of activities that can be enjoyed all year round. The cost of living is affordable which attracts people all over. Above all, Punta Gorda has not raised their property tax since 2012. Punta Gorda Isles is a beautiful deed restricted waterfront community with over 50 miles of canals. Most importantly, this provides easy access to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. Most noteworthy, it’s a true boater’s paradise showcasing gorgeous homes and condominiums. Residents in Punta Gorda are very connected with the community and look out for each other as well. In addition, Fishermen’s Village is a popular spot to grab a bite to eat or experience unique shopping.
Furthermore, right on the other side of the bridge is Port Charlotte. This is another town in Charlotte County that offers a variety of restaurants and shopping. You can enjoy nearby beaches, parks, golfing, etc. Finally, Port Charlotte has the Tampa Bay Rays spring training baseball stadium. Whether you enjoy sports or just want to relax, we have it all.
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