Englewood Florida: A Quiet Town by the Gulf

Englewood FloridaIf you do not prefer taking a vacation in a bustling and busy tourist town in the United States, perhaps it is best that you visit a relaxed town on the country’s East Coast that still have a lot to offer to travelers.

TripAdvisor.com has listed Englewood, Florida-a census-designated place (or a group of small communities) that runs through the state’s Sarasota and Charlotte counties-as one of the Top 10 Destinations in the United States for 2009.  Many travel experts wondered:  Why a place that is not even considered a town (Englewood does not even have a town hall) can be a great venue for tourists?  The answer lies on its coast.

This small, lightly-populated area on Florida’s western shore has some of the most tranquil beaches.  The warm and salty blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico can make you feel restored and energized, a perfect way to start or end your vacation.  Take the beach in the early morning if you prefer taking a dip on smooth, glassy waters. 

You can even bring in your boogie boards or beach balls, whichever activity you choose.  Take note that while Englewood Beach is accessible to nearby restaurants and shops, most of the beaches surrounding the area do not have such amenities within walking distance.

Some of the beaches on Englewood are also considered as natural parks.  You can bring your kayak by the Stump Pass State Park Beach and enjoy paddling across its clean, almost deserted waters.  You can also take a mile-long walk around the bay as you enjoy the local plants and trees.  Further down south is the Boca Grande Pass on Gasparilla Island, where Charlotte Harbor enters the Gulf. 

Here you can swim, catch some fish, and have a picnic the whole day.  Take a boat from Boca Grande to Cayo Costa Island, where you can have the beach all by yourself, all while being surrounded with acres of pine forests and mangrove swamps.  Note that all beaches in Englewood do not allow pets.

Englewood is accessible by commercial air via Sarasota and Tampa/ St. Petersburg Airports, or through I-75 then taking the Exit 191 if traveling from north or Exit 170 if coming from the south.

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