Burnt Store Marina, located on picturesque Charlotte Harbor in Punta Gorda, Fla., is the largest marina on that state’s southwest coast. Just 10 miles to the Gulf of Mexico, Burnt Store Marina is one of the area’s best-kept secrets, offering direct access to some of Florida’s most desirable boating destinations.
With 525 deep-water wet slips and more than 400 slips for dry storage, Burnt Store Marina welcomes vessels up to 100 feet and has one of the deepest entrance channels of any port in the area. The marina is nestled on a protected and sheltered harbor, giving transients and seasonal slip-holders peace of mind while docked.
In addition to its vast storage capabilities, Burnt Store Marina provides boaters with a number of first-rate amenities. This true destination marina features two swimming pools, upgraded laundry and shower facilities, a fuel dock and complimentary pump-out service. The facility has also become a hub for offshore boat rendezvous, given its size and ability to host several boat clubs per year, bringing in almost 30 vessels at a time.
On-site, boaters can take advantage of The Trading Post general store for any provisioning needs, including groceries, deli meats, baked goods and an extensive selection of wines. ere’s also the marina’s waterfront Cass Cay Restaurant & Bar, specializing in all things steak and seafood, and offering live entertainment weekly.
Due to its proximity to downtown Punta Gorda and Cape Coral, there’s no shortage of activities and attractions nearby. One popular go-to spot is Cayo Costa State Park. is barrier island preserve has nine miles of beautiful beaches, oak-palm hammocks and mangrove swamps and is only accessible by private boat or ferry. Burnt Store Marina offers water taxi services to the destination and several other idyllic nearby barrier isles.
Within driving distance of the marina are several bucolic wildlife refuges, including Babcock Ranch Preserve and Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park. And don’t miss other notable attractions such as the Military Heritage Museum and the Muscle Car City Museum.
Owned by the largest marina owner and operator in the world, Safe Harbor Marinas, Burnt Store Marina offers flawless logistics and unmatched customer service, practicing the Safe Harbor mantra of providing boaters with the best experience possible.
This winter season, be sure to add Burnt Store Marina to your cruising itinerary for a visit to a top-notch facility in beautiful Punta Gorda.
Burnt Store Marina offers 15% off transient dockage to Marinalife members.