: Fort Myers (RSW), about 70 minutes ride by car
: US 41 ('Tamiami Trail'), 10 minute ride by car
: Port Charlotte Beach Park, 15 minute ride by car
: Port Charlotte Golf Club, 20 minutes ride by car
Covering 820 square miles, Port Charlotte is located north of the Peace River with 165 miles of canals and waterways accessing Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. There are also miles and miles of natural shoreline bordering the Peace and Myakka Rivers, making it an ideal choice for waterfront living and recreation. In all, 14,004 private boats, 28 marinas, 15 public beach access sites, 13 boat ramps and two sailing schools dot the county’s extensive shoreline. The county also boasts about two dozen parks, numerous recreation areas and a federal wildlife refuge.
Twenty-one golf courses, tennis courts (10 public) and public pools, as well as four YMCA”S get lots of use from residents. The waterways are sites for a host of competitive events, including fishing tournaments and boat/yacht races.
It’s also worth noting, the Everglades National Park, one of the most spectacular natural ecosystems in the United States, is only a short drive away.