Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands is situated among Florida's Southwest Gulf Coast, between Sarasota and Naples.
The area covers diverse landscape including cities, towns and four barrier islands, but if you are looking for a small town feel with all the Florida amenities, Englewood, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda are ideal.
Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands are anywhere from 5 to 25 feet above see level and have a climate characterized as sub-tropic. The mild winter season last from January to March.
There are numerous upland and aquatic preserves to explore in the area and Charlotte Harbor includes one of the world's largest protected marine estuaries encompassing 270 miles, with 219 miles of natural shoreline. The unique confluence of the Peace and Myakka river in the area makes a vibrant coastal areas full of wildlife.
In addition to the preserves, natural amenities include miles of pristine beaches, more than 70 parks, fishing, kayaking and sailing. For athletes and sports fans, the area is home to 16 golf courses, miles of bike and running trails, numerous sporting events and recreational facilities. If you are in pursuit for cultural events, the area also offers visual arts, theater, dance, music, spas, dinning and night life.
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