About the Area

This beautiful area is located in Southwest Florida approximately 100 miles south of Tampa and 24 miles north of Fort Myers.

Closest Airports: 45 min. to Southwest Florida Regional Airport (RSW) Ft. Myers, 50 min. to Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), or 1.5 h to Tampa International Airport (TPA).Englewood’s uncrowded beaches are pure and wide and have excellent facilities. For example Blind Pass Park, a fantastic place for shelling and finding sharks’ teeth. Absolutely embark on an eco-tour of Lemon Bay. You will almost certainly see dolphins, manatees, and all kinds of shorebirds and wildlife.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute relays shoreline mileage for Charlotte County at 830 miles including river passages, mangrove-edged aquatic preserve and 28 miles of sandy beaches.Approximately 84% of the Charlotte Harbor shoreline is preserved land.Canoe/Kayak Blueway Trails – 53 trails for a total of 192.9 miles throughout Charlotte Harbor, 365 miles of canals; 190 miles of saltwater and 175 miles of freshwaterCharlotte Harbor, fed by the Peace and Myakka rivers, is the 17th largest estuary in the nation and the 2nd largest estuary in the state encompassing 270 square miles.The 106-mile long Peace River is one of the longest rivers in Florida; it finds its terminus in Charlotte Harbor. The Spanish are credited for naming the waterway in 1544 as Rio de la Paz, “river of peace.”

The Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park is the 4th largest state park, of which 30,000 acres are in Charlotte County. Enjoy the vast hiking opportunities including the Old Datsun Trail.Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area encompasses 79,013 acres or 124 square miles of the largest undisturbed pine flatwoods in SW Florida and the 7th largest management area in the state.

Designated as one of the “10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States” by SAIL magazine.Named one of MONEY magazine’s “Best Places to Live in the South”.

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