Punta Gorda Chamber Guide 2022

Punta Gorda Chamber Guide 2022

2022 Members and Visitors Guide for the Punta Gorda Area

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2022 Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce Members & Visitors Guide Page 35 A BIT FARTHER AWAY Caspersen Beach: Search for sharks' teeth and hike the nature trails at Caspersen Beach. Public restrooms, showers, canoe launch, fishing and a playground. 4100 Harbor Drive, Venice Crescent Beach: Enjoy the gulf waters in a more secluded setting. At the southern tip of Crescent Beach, you'll find Point of Rocks, an area rich with coral formations and colorful marine life that is perfect for snorkeling or diving. 6499 Midnight Pass Road, Sarasota Fort Myers Beach: Fort Myers Beach is seven miles of coastline on Estero Island. There are family-friendly resorts, restaurants and energetic nightlife. 6090 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach Nokomis Beach: Nokomis Beach is Sarasota County's oldest public beach. Swimming, lifeguards, boardwalk, canoe/ kayak launch, boat ramp and dock on bay- side, picnic shelters, playground, volleyball, beachside restrooms, bayside portable restrooms, parking. 100 Casey Key Road, Nokomis Siesta Key Beach: has consistently been recognized as one of the best beaches in the country. While most beaches are covered in sand made of pulverized coral, the fine powder on Siesta Beach is quartz. 948 Beach Rd, Sarasota. 941-861-5000, www.visitsaraso- ta.com/siesta-key Stump Pass Beach State Park: If you like nature and a little more seclusion, Stump Pass Beach State Park is for you. In addition to swimming, nature trails, birding, shelling and fishing, this beach operated by the Florida State Park system and has showers and restrooms.There is a small fee to use this park, and you should plan to bring your own amenities like snacks and drinks. 900 Gulf Blvd., Englewood Turtle Beach: this beach on the southern tip of Siesta Key offers picnic areas, play- ground, volleyball court, horseshoe pit, A boat launch area and fishing is permitted in the adjacent Blind Pass Lagoon. There are restaurants, shopping and a few local night spots nearby. 8918 Midnight Pass Road, Sarasota Venice Beach: The unique "sail" style pavilion at the beach is an iconic landmark along with the beach restroom building. The beach is in city limits but is maintained by Sarasota County, including its concession area. Parking is free and lifeguards are available. Camping is not allowed on the beach and fires are also prohibited. 101 The Esplanade, Venice (at the west end of West Venice Avenue) Sun file photo The best days to look for shells and sharks' teeth at Caspersen Beach Park is after a series of storms come through. Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites Port Charlotte 24440 Sandhill Blvd • Port Charlotte, FL 33983 holidayinnexpress.com/portcharlotte • Free Wifi throughout Hotel • Hot Breakfast • Lakeside Pool • Fitness Center • 37" HD Flat Screen TVs (941) 764-0056 A CHAIRMAN'S AWARD WINNER FOR EXCELLENCE & QUALITY Situated among century old oak trees & conveniently located close to Charlotte Sports Park, local beaches, fi shing, boating, scuba- diving & snorkeling. We are currently renovating our rooms to a new Refreshing look capturing the Sunny Bright Spirit of the Days Inn Brand. So come & experience our New Deluxe Rooms - you will be pleasantly surprised. • Located next to The Grille at 1951 • 37" TV, free Wifi and Business Center • Complimentary Grab and Go Breakfast • Outdoor Heated Pool & General Store Reservations & Information: 941-623-9404/941-627-8900 Days Inn by Wyndham Town Center Port Charlotte 1941 Tamiami Trail https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/ adno=3824192-1 With all the benefi ts of a central location, enjoy an escape from the ordinary interstate hotel. From golfi ng and island hopping to kayaking and sailing, there's plenty of fun minutes away.

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