Located in Southwest Florida (between Sarasota and Fort Myers), Punta Gorda is a charming small town situated on the banks of Charlotte Harbor, one of the US’s largest natural harbors.
The beautifully restored historic downtown area is loaded with lovely vistas, quaint homes, unlimited restaurants, and lots of other great things to do. It is a slice of paradise for fisherman, boaters, sun-worshippers and shoppers alike.
Since we are big fans of our furry family members, we have put together a list of some of our favorite Authentic Florida dog-friendly beaches/parks around the Sunshine State.
From the Panhandle to St. Augustine to Key Biscayne/Miami with pitstops in the middle from coast to coast, nothing beats a day at the beach with the ones we love!
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