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PORT CHARLOTTE BEACH PARK
Port Charlotte Beach Complex is a public beach facility at the southeast end of Harbor Boulevard in Port Charlotte. The beach complex offers a concession, boardwalk, tennis courts, horseshoe area, fishing pier, picnic shelters, grills, a swimming pool, boccie ball courts, playground equipment and an outdoor basketball court.
Parking is 25 cents per hour or $25.00 for a yearly pass (food from 10/1 through 9/30) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. No lifeguards are on duty at the beach. The heated pool is guarded.
Englewood Beach is along State Road 775 near the Charlotte-Sarasota County line. It is across the street from restaurants and tourists shops. This is a beach with light-colored sand and turfs of sea oats growing along the dune line. Facilities include a boardwalk, covered picnic shelters, grills and volleyball.
Parking is 25 cents per hour or $25.00 for a yearly pass (food from 10/1 through 9/30) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. No lifeguards are on duty at the beach.
STUMP PASS BEACH STATE PARK
Stump Pass Beach is located at the south end of Manasota Key, beginning where Gulf Boulevard ends and stretching about two miles. a new 40 space parking lot is open, as is a building with rest rooms and a weather shelter. Enjoy the great beach, shelling and fishing.
BOCA GRANDE BEACH
Take the Boca Grande Causeway (off State Road 771 in Charlotte County) through the village of Boca Grande to explore the four miles of beach front. There is a $3.25 causeway toll for cars and a $2 charge for parking.
The public beach is noted for its light-green surf and white sand. There are three lighthouses along the beach and large shade trees near shore.
The beach offers full facilities, including freshwater showers, picnic tables and grills. There are no concessions available or lifeguards on duty. The beach closes at dusk.
The best fishing and shelling is at the southeast public beach; however, there are no facilities available.