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Port Charlotte is located halfway between Sarasota and Fort Myers. With a population of 55,000, the city has a decent size for Florida. The proximity to Charlotte Harbor, a huge body of water connected to the Gulf of Mexico, is what it makes the location so unique. Port Charlotte has more than 150 miles of natural and human-made waterways, and many of the canals provide direct access to Charlotte Harbor and consequently to the Gulf of Mexico. 

Miles and miles of shoreline are bordering Charlotte Harbor, and the Peace and Myakka River. However, Port Charlotte does not have a single stretch of beach because it is not located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Obviously, that is not a big problem because Charlotte County has plenty of beaches. If sun-seekers want to feel that white sand between their toes, they can drive to Englewood Beach, Gasparilla Island, or even Venice. It is only a short 20-minute drive, and it is worth it. Well, it seems that you can’t have it all. At least not always. 

The Name “Port Charlotte” may be slightly misleading

The names Port Charlotte and North Port, the bordering City, may suggest that both cities have a port, however, that is not true. Even Charlotte Harbor, which is a huge body of water next to Port Charlotte, does not accomodate ships – at least not those big commercial one. 

While the waters are perfect for powerboats and sailboats, big seagoing vessels would sooner or later get stuck in the mud. In addition, there would be no incentive to build a port. Tampa is the premier address for big boats already; a Port Charlotte harbor would probably suffer a slow death.

What to say about Port Charlotte

Port Charlotte has the character of a large planned community. The town is quiet and basically residential with a substantial percentage of retirees and snowbirds. Compared to Englewood, Venice, or Sarasota, one can say that this town is not particular touristy. 

When tourists spend their hard-earned money they want to be in heaven, and heaven is usually directly on the beach, or where you can at least smell the ocean. 

Outdoor Activities

Therefore, the focus of the residents is on outdoor activities. More than 21 golf courses are spread out all over Charlotte County, and already seven of them are located in Port Charlotte. But not everybody wants to hit the ball. Port Charlotte has a lot more to offer than golfing: biking, hiking, kayaking, sailing, diving, fishing…you name it, you can do it. There are endless opportunities for those people who want to live an active lifestyle. 

Particular anglers have many options to pursue their passion. Port Charlotte has many fishing piers and parks where you can spend the day. 

For instance, the Tippecanoe Environment Park is a 380-acre piece of land with scrub and pine flat woods. For nature lovers who like to bike and hike this is a right spot to be. Wildlife is abundant, and there is almost a guarantee that you will see some wild animals (depending on the time of the day, of course). Also, there is even a beach park with a pool where people can soak up the sun and cool off in the water. Dog lovers will find dog parks for their furry friends, too. 

Sports enthusiasts who want to watch the Tampa Bay Rays performing their spring training can go to Port Charlotte’s Sports Park.

Shopping and Entertainment

The Murdock Center Mall and a variety of local stores and shops are just a few minutes away. Port Charlotte has all the big chains in addition to strip malls and small shops. Organic food stores, home goods, large retailers, and small, diverse shops and restaurants are part of the diversity. 

Sport’s Bars and Cigar Bar’s are not the only places for Nightlife entertainment. For instance, the Comedy and Restaurant Theater combines food and entertainment, and the Cultural Center provides even more than that. 

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      941-255-0808
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