Apart from Burnt Store Marina, other popular attractions in Punta Gorda include the Train Depot Museum, Fishermen’s Village, History Park, Three Suns Ranch, 417 Southern Speedway, and Harbor Walk, a 2.5 mile waterfront promenade of public parks that is the hallmark of the town’s origination. Golf enthusiasts enjoy teeing off at Blue Heron Pines Golf Club, Heritage Landing Golf and Country Club, Seminole Lakes Country Club, Maple Leaf Golf and Country Club, Babcock National, and several other private courses nearby. Tennis and pickleball players enjoy casual competition at complexes such as Emerald Point Racquet Club, Village Racquet Club, and Punta Gorda Club. Other outdoor recreational activities include kayaking down the Peace River, sailing in the Harbor, biking through scenic pathways, shopping at specialty boutiques, and dining at local restaurants.
Waterfront real estate is found in communities such as Punta Gorda Isle, Harbor Landing, Palm Shores, Colnly Point, Beachview Country Club Estates, and the Sanctuary at Wulfert while golf course homes are found in the aforementioned club communities. Other interior or canal front communities include Creekside, Pirate Harbor, Harbour Oaks, Tuscany Isles, Heritage Landing, and Burnt Store neighborhoods to name a few. A family-friendly town, Punta Gorda offers various private, public, and charter school options.