The quaint old Florida community of Placida is a waterfront town that is all about fishing. Fantastic local amenities with shopping, restaurants, medical care and all the conveniences a short drive away this is truly old Florida. Picture shrimp boats at the local pier, eclectic art shops, galleries and museums nearby and a beautiful home set in a tropical oasis- this is Placida. Charlotte Harbor, Gasparilla, Placida Harbor and the Gulf Islands are your backyard. Some of the most enjoyable waterfront restaurants are found here and because of their old Florida charm they have served as the backdrop for Hollywood movie sets.
To get there from Port Charlotte take SR 776 to Gasparilla Road or SR 775 out of Englewood. Backcountry fishing by boat, kayak or canoe is only minutes from the boat ramp. Bluewater Gulf fishing is only minutes away via Little Gasparilla Pass. On any given day you expect to catch tarpon, redfish, snook, trout, grouper, kingfish and about 40 other species. This town is a mix of the old and the new and your watery neighbors include manatees, dolphins and tropical seabirds. Homes range from modest to extraordinary and have to be seen to be appreciated. An exclusive golf course, Coral Creek Golf Club is located in Placida with homes in this community that were made for magazine covers. Condos and homes with extraordinary waterviews and marinas for your backyard- this is a southwest florida paradise.