Charlotte County is the place to come if you love a tropical setting, a historic downtown, unlimited boating, sailing and fishing on idyllic Charlotte Harbor, great golf courses and a welcoming hometown atmosphere.

It isn’t any wonder why Punta Gorda was twice named by Money Magazine as one of the best places to live in the US. Punta Gorda is a quaint small town that lies along beautiful unspoiled Charlotte Harbor. Streets lined with huge royal palms, beautifully restored period homes with wide verandas, brick lanes, street lamps and benches provide an old-Florida atmosphere. Nearly everything is waterfront here from hotels and shopping to parks and fine dining.

Located just 30 miles north of Fort Myers and 100 miles south of Tampa, Punta Gorda has its own airport and Charlotte County offers miles of unspoiled white sandy beaches, world class fishing for tarpon, snook and redfish and has been named as a top sailing destination. Charlotte Harbor, a protected aquatic preserve, is also ideal for kayakers and fly fishermen.

Learn about traveling to Charlotte Harbor.

Local Resources

Punta Gorda VIDEO
--Punta Gorda Brochure
Punta Gorda Isles
--Burnt Store Isles
--Burnt Store Meadows
--Burnt Store Lakes
--Burnt Store Village
--Seminole Lakes
--Historic District
--Deep Creek (More info)

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