Punta Gorda is a wonderfully relaxed, leisurely town on Florida’s much celebrated Gulf Coast. Properties in Punta Gorda are a picture of luxury, leading Punta Gorda to be voted second best place to live in the whole of the USA by Money Magazine. Located right on the Gulf Coast of Charlotte County, Florida, Punta Gorda has many miles of white sand beaches stretched out in front, and despite the cities size, the coast remains wonderfully natural.
The coastline of Punta Gorda is stunning. The sea positively sparkles in the sun providing a stunning contrast to the gleaming white sand of the beaches. Throughout the year, water temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico fluctuate between 16˚C and 26˚C, meaning you can wake up in your Punta Gorda Gulf Coast property and wander down for a refreshing morning dip at any time of year. And what better way to start the day with a quick dip followed by breakfast on the balcony of your Punta Gorda Gulf Coast property overlooking some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in Florida?
The sea is almost always calm, with breakers rarely striking the beach, which is a real asset for bird watchers as heron, pelican, ibis and egrets can regularly be seen slowly going about their business on the beach and in the Gulf. There are free guided tours along over 4 miles of nature trails from November until April, and swamp buggy eco-tours through the murky world of the Telegraph Cypress Swamp.
Punta Gorda is a sailing centre on the Gulf Coast. Throughout the year, huge proportions of the community can be found out to sea, pottering along the coast in the sun. There are plenty of chances to go sailing or learn the art whilst staying in a Punta Gorda Gulf Coast property. The fishing in the Gulf of Mexico is sensational, and you have a great opportunity to land a record breaking trophy fish whilst out in the Gulf.
There are seven fine golf courses in Punta Gorda, Florida. The Blue Heron Pines Golf Course is among the best for visitors, with a huge, public 18 hole golf course and three small 9 hole courses for your enjoyment.
If you are looking for a sensational golf holiday whilst in a Punta Gorda villa or apartment, the golf courses of Rotonda West are very close by. There are also some magnificent restaurants to explore and water sports are always on the cards.
There is never a bad time for a visit to a self catering Punta Gorda Gulf Coast property as daily temperatures never dip below 25˚C, and the waters of the Gulf of Mexico remain above 16˚C too. In the summer months, average monthly temperatures can reach up to 30˚C, with daily peaks of around 36˚C on most days.
Both Southwest Florida (RSW) and Bradenton (SRQ) are within striking distance of Punta Gorda accommodation. There are currently no direct flights from the UK to either, but there are plenty of connections available from across the east coast of America, making the journey very easy from the UK.