I live in Port Charlotte zip 33954. It takes me 30 minutes to get to Englewood and Manasota Key Beach and takes about 35 minutes to get to Venice Beach and 40 minutes to Nokomis Beach. Those are the closest beaches to Port Charlotte to get to the Gulf anwyay. Port Charlotte does have its own beach at the end of Harbor Blvd. too.
Florida Beaches link -http://www.bestbeaches.org/best-beaches/manasota-key-beaches/englewood-beach/
Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL