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Best Beach near Punta Gorda Kids (12-8)

Sartell, Minnesota
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Best Beach near Punta Gorda Kids (12-8)

We are taking a short trip in December, flying into Punta Gorda. (We only have 3 days)What city would you recommend to stay beachfront? I know Siesta Key has an amazing beach but we did not want to drive that distance and FMB is a little too far also. The closer the better. We have 3 children. Any suggestions?

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1. Re: Best Beach near Punta Gorda Kids (12-8)

I just googled Manasota Key and Siesta Key, would you say driving time from Punta Gorda is the same?

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2. Re: Best Beach near Punta Gorda Kids (12-8)

My mother lives in Punta Gorda and she takes visitors to either Englewood or Venice Beach for convenience. If time is not a factor, she takes them to Sanibel.

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3. Re: Best Beach near Punta Gorda Kids (12-8)

My mother lives in Punta Gorda and she takes visitors to either Englewood or Venice Beach for convenience. If time is not a factor, she takes them to Sanibel.

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4. Re: Best Beach near Punta Gorda Kids (12-8)

Really depends on your vacation rental. Ft. Myers Beach is only an hour, venice 50 mins. So look for a place to stay in that range and choose based on a good rental deal.

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5. Re: Best Beach near Punta Gorda Kids (12-8)

Ft Myers beach, and Manasota Key (4 beaches) and Gasparilla island/Boca grande are all closest.

Sanibel could be worth the extra drive if they like shelling.

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6. Re: Best Beach near Punta Gorda Kids (12-8)

Agree with Cap. All things considered depends upon where you can secure a reservation for less than a week.

In Englewood Manasota Key has a hotel http://www.wannabinn.com/ Also known as Weston's.

On Sanibel http://www.sanibelbeachresort.com/ There is a toll to cross bridge onto Sanibel Island.

Not much difference in driving time. One route more intense than other. Manasota Key can have fossil shark teeth to find. Sanibel Island is known for collecting shells.

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