Thanksgiving day in Southwest Florida was sunny and breezy with temperatures in the high sixties. It was too chilly for me to go swimming but it was a perfect day to visit Englewood Beach, relax on the sand and yes, wade ankle deep while searching for shark’s teeth. I found a few small ones and a pile of great shells.
The beach was uncrowded. It is rarely “crowded”. Even in the busiest part of the winter season, Englewood beach is not overwhelmed with visitors like beaches near the bigger cites and don’t even think about the east coast Atlantic Beaches. I have always been able to find a nice patch of sand to spread out, relax and enjoy.
A little farther north on Manasota Key is Blind Pass Beach. It is more secluded and although it gets a good number of visitors in the winter, you can always find a quiet spot. There are no stores near Blind Pass so you have to remember to bring your lunch but there are good, clean facilities.
The beaches of Englewood, FL are among the nicest and quietest in the state. If you seek the nightlife, you will find a little in the area. It is not like Sarasota or Fort Myers but it has its spots and it is close enough to Venice, Sarasota and the fort that one can make an easy drive to enjoy them.
An added benefit… Property prices are lower in Englewood for an equal property.
Englewood Beach is close to Rotonda, with its many golf courses and Port Charlotte, North Port and Punta Gorda as well as Venice so dining and shopping is abundant.
You’ll really enjoy Englewood Beach, FL.