Florida Beaches link -http://www.bestbeaches.org/best-beaches/manasota-key-beaches
Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
It takes approx. 45 to 50 minutes by water at 25 knotts.
Hope this helps.
Come on down and we can see how long it takes from your property or find one that will work best for you.
By the way, you go right by Boca Grande to the starboard side while Cayo Costa is on the port. Just below Cayo Costa is Captiva and Sanibel. If you need some navigation help, let me know.
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Your SW Florida Real Estate Connection
Tampa area: 90 miles away, little over 1 hour travel on I-75 N, an easy day trip.
St. Pete Beach
So much to do here, very popular tourist areas, miles and miles along Gulf Drive loaded with motels, hotels, tourist attractions, dining, etc. etc. All the best of what folks think of when they envision Florida fun!
Sarasota Area: 30-40 miles away, 30-45 minutes drive but get there early, very popular. Much quieter than Clearwater/St. Pete
Anna Maria Island Beach
Siesta Key ( favorite by far, voted in the top 5 beaches in the WORLD, pure brilliant white sand composed of 99.9% quartz crystal. Especially need to get here early, by 10AM for parking.
Venice area: 30 minutes from Port Charlotte, 20 from Northport
"Venice Municipal Beach"
North end "Manasota Key Beach"
"Sharkey's Restaurant Beach" area, quite nice and tiki bar dining, live music, pier, boardwalk, terrific sunets while you dine at the Tiki bar right on the beach sand.
"The North Jetty" Beach ) dolphins, pelicans, sailboats, terrific sunsets
Casperson Beach (state park)
Englewood Beaches: 10-20 minutes from home to the beach sand, 75 cents hour to park
Englewood Municipal Beach
Blind Pass Beach
Stump Pass Beach
Boca Grande Island ( fantastic day trip, tropical setting, banion trees. iguanas, tropical birds, fishing at it's best, you'll think your in the Bahamas. Best all around place and from 10-30 minutes from anywhere in Charlotte County, Northport a little farther. Worth the trip and few dollars.
$5.00 causeway fee from Port Charlotte/Englewood, many public access beaches some free and some $3.00 day pass parking. Great for a quiet day in the tropics, not a lot of touristy attactions. Gulfside restaurants, historic buildings, boutiques, no t-shirt shops or fast food joints.
Ft. Myers area: 30-45 minutes from Port Charlotte
"Sanibal Island Beaches" causeway fees, 2-3 foot tall seashell mounds along the beaches, wildlife preserves, historic sites, driftwood, tropical birds everywhere, very exclusive living but anyone can spend the day there. quite a day trip
"Ft. Myers Beach"; tourist favorite, boardwalks, restaurants, attractions, stores and clubs, like a mini Ft. Lauderdale. Fun time for the whole family
"Bonita Springs Beach": a little farther south, no need to travel tht far, we have so many great beaches near
Charlotte and Sarasota Counties.