Family fun need not cost the earth… Punta Gorda / Englewood Beach - TravelMole

Family fun need not cost the earth… Punta Gorda / Englewood Beach

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2024 0


Punta Gorda / Englewood Beach is a wonderful gem situated just a short drive from Tampa and a reminder of why families from the UK have come to love Florida. With an eye on family finances let this amazing location take the strain away from the big park experience in the south.


Here are 5 Reasons Families Love to Visit Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach


Secluded Beaches


Nothing says “Florida family vacation” like quality beach time, and we’ve got plenty of beautiful, uncrowded sandscapes for any family. Everyone will love playing in the water, finding shells and fossilized shark teeth, and building sandcastles.


Travel tip:  There are even free beach toys available to borrow at Englewood Beach.


Pristine Nature


From exploring wild and unspoiled nature preserves to romping in our many parks, there are myriad ways to get your family out and about around here. Wildlife abounds wherever you go, from the cute little lizard you may see in a restaurant courtyard to the dolphins you’re likely to see when on the water to the amazing array of birds, well… everywhere!


Endless Waterways


With so many options including miles and miles of Blueway Trails which are perfect for paddling and two major rivers— the Peace and Myakka—to explore, and the second-largest estuary in Florida, Charlotte Harbor. Activity on the water is great family fun and won’t break the bank.


Hiking and Biking Trails


Blessed with a myriad of nature and biking trails, long endless summer days, and sun kissed adventure is at your fingertips.


Travel tip:  There are free loaner bikes available at several spots in Punta Gorda so why not take advantage of this with your family and explore the beautiful harbour and surrounding spots.


Unforgettable Attractions


The area is full of unique attractions offering the kinds of experiences that help families make lasting memories here are a couple of examples:


Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens is fun for the whole family with their exclusive—and often whimsical—world-class sculptures and unique botanicals. Kids will also love the butterfly pavilion and feeding the Koi.


Fans of lizards, turtles, tortoises, and snakes will never want to leave Iguana Land, the world’s largest reptile zoo.


Kidstar Park is just plain fun, with go-karts (for both adults and kids!), an arcade, mini golf, a climbing maze, onsite restaurant, and more.


Added to this,  there are over 120 independent restaurants in the area, from vegan spots to steakhouses,  crab shacks to high-end gourmet establishments Traditional pubs featuring tried-and-true bar bites and modern restaurants offering creative fusions, with many of these restaurants also offer kid menus and/or kid-friendly food options, so everyone can find something to enjoy.


Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach is one of the ultimate family-friendly destinations in Florida. Come on down to create some great and long-lasting family memories. See you soon!


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