city in Charlotte County, Florida, United States

Punta Gorda is a city in Southwest Florida. After being devastated by a hurricane in 2004, the city has rebounded by building a new marina the Harborwalk, Linear Park and various trails throughout the city for bicycle and pedestrian traffic.

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By planeEdit

Sarasota-Bradenton Airport (SRQ IATA) is served by six airlines with service to 11 destinations. Air Canada serves Toronto from Sarasota.

Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW IATA), in Fort Myers, is the nearest full-service airport.

By carEdit

Punta Gorda is located at the intersection of Interstate 75 and US Route 17, about 58 miles south of Sarasota, 33 miles north of Fort Myers, and 92 miles south of Winter Haven.

Get aroundEdit


There are lots of historic sites.

  • 1 Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park. 8AM to sunset. Composed of islands and land that surrounds Charlotte Harbor. The park can be accessed from Punta Gorda, Cape Coral, Cape Haze, El Jobean, Rotonda and Little Pine Island. The main offices are approximately 3 miles south of US 41/Tamiami Trail, in Punta Gorda. The park provides vast areas of unspoiled scenery and vital habitat for many varieties of wildlife. The upland areas of the park are accessible at pedestrian walk-throughs available in each section of the park. The park also manages more than 80 miles of Charlotte Harbor shoreline. Most of it is shallow water fringed by mangroves. These areas provide amazing opportunities to view wading birds, manatees, dolphins and other wildlife. It is best accessed by kayak or canoe.    




Harborwalk Scoops & Bites. Delicious, homemade ice cream. They serve scoops, milkshakes, shave ice, and coffee at Laishley Park Marina, with a nice view of boats and the bay. Open 11AM-9PM daily. 150 Laishley Ct, Unit 1111.



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Routes through Punta Gorda
TampaPort Charlotte  N   S  Fort MyersMiami
OrlandoArcadia  N   S  END
TampaPort Charlotte  N   S  Fort MyersMiami

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