Weekends Are Made For Exploring The Beach

Living In Paradise Has It's Perks

When you live on the Gulf Coast of Florida, you have so many options to indulge in your beach fascination.

When you live on the Gulf Coast of Florida, your options for year-round outdoor activities are endless. We have some of the best fishing, boating and golfing in the world. But one activity keeps people coming back to our area year after year, our beaches. Here on the coast we boast dozens of beaches, from cool quartz sandy beaches, to beaches filled with shells, exploring all of these areas is a pastime that many locals indulge in. At Harborside El Jobean, you are in the absolute best position to access all of these beaches and quaint and quiet corners of the coast. We are going to highlight just a few areas today, so sit back and relax while we take you on a digital tour of the beaches of the coast.

Port Charlotte Beach is a picturesque bayfront beach, and it's just a few minutes away from Harborside. Here you can walk the boardwalk or fish off the pier just as easily as you can launch your kayak and get right on the water. If sports are in the plan, you can play on one of the basketball, bocce or volleyball courts. There are pavilions and sheltered areas for picnics, and family reunions, and they even have a swimming pool and playground area for the kids.  

Englewood Beach at Chadwick Park is a local favorite and just about 30 minutes up the coast. The pristine white sandy beach has several amenities that make it a great weekend destination. There is a 900' boardwalk with 3 covered outlook areas for viewing the spectacular water or watching the sunset. Pavilion and picnic areas with grills are also available for those family events. Sporting areas are abundant here, with several courts, water stations and showers. Food vendors are available when you get a little hungry from all that activity. 

One of the world's best beaches is just an hour away, Siesta Key Beach. The cool quartz sand of Siesta Key helps it top the list of "Dr Beach's" best beaches year after year. The sunsets here are beyond amazing, and the shallow water line and year-round lifeguards make this a best bet for families. A local phenomenon known as the "drum circle" is held on Sunday nights at sunset, as it signals the end of the weekend. The surrounding charming village of Siesta Key is home to many unique shops and restaurants that give you plenty to do when the sun gets a little too much. 

When you want to experience that real Old Florida feeling, put exploring on the schedule, and head a bit down south and visit one of Lee County's beaches in Fort Myers or on one of the barrier islands. You'll be in for a real Old Florida beach weekend as Sanibel and Captiva exude charm as well as boast beaches filled with shells. The"Sanibel Scoop" is a favorite local pastime as you will probably want to bring your shelling gear with you to bag a Queen Helmet or an elusive Junonia. These islands are also a feast for the eyes as they are filled with lush tropical foliage, and natural preserve areas. The hidden coves and quiet beaches are a treasure where the only sounds you hear are the soothing sounds of waves crashing on the shore or the melodic voices of the birds flying in the wind. Bring a picnic lunch and make a day of sun, sand and shelling - Old Florida style, it's one of my favorites. Take your own tour of the Lee County island beaches here.

So you can see that no matter where you choose to go, your central location at Harborside is the perfect launching pad for a weekend of exploring. The best thing about exploring is coming home to your own piece of paradise where you can end the day watching the sun set over the waters on the harbor. Be sure to contact us when you are ready to make that journey to "Live Your Dream here at Harborside El Jobean Beach and Yacht Club.