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Rhonda Walla…, Renter in Port Charlotte, FL

how close to the ocean?

Asked by Rhonda Wallace, Port Charlotte, FL Wed Feb 1, 2012

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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.

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Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 13, 2012
If you mean by water; first it would depend on how long it takes you from your canal to get to the harbor. From there, it's about 24 miles to Boca Grande Pass which enters the Gulf of Mexico.
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.
Bill Hoyle
The According To Hoyle Group
Your SW Florida Real Estate Connection
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 8, 2012
One of my favorite topics, I've tried to visit them all. Thre are many beautiful Gulf of Mexico beaches and here's the proximities from Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte and Northport. Of course Venice and Engewood are directly on the Gulf and minutes away from several Gulf beaches. Our area is so centrally located we have out choice of all of the best Gulf beaches. I've included a link here for a terrific beach website.

Tampa area: 90 miles away, little over 1 hour travel on I-75 N, an easy day trip.
St. Pete Beach
Treasure Island
Madiera Beach
Reddington Beach
Clearwater 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
Longboat Key
Lido Key
Nokomis 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"
"Nokomis 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
Manasota 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.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 3, 2012
You are about 20 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico beaches in Englewood. Siesta Beach in Sarasota is approx. 45 minutes north and listed as one of the top 10 beaches in the USA.
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Zip code 33948 is approximately 25 minutes to the public beaches on Manasota Key...Englewood Beach.
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