Burnt Store Marina is every boater’s dream. Located on beautiful Charlotte Harbor, ranked as one of the top ten places to sail by Sail magazine, the basin is just 10 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. Charlotte Harbor is the second-largest estuary in Florida, encompassing 270 square miles, yet it is one of the state’s best-kept secrets. Burnt Store Marina provides direct access to this boating wonderland, just south of Tampa, between Sarasota and Naples. As the largest marina on Florida’s west coast, and one of the largest marinas in the state, Burnt Store offers visitors limitless and unrivaled encounters on the water. For the sailor, Burnt Store Marina provides some of the best day sailing imaginable. As soon as you leave The Marina, you’ll be on Charlotte Harbor’s calm, protected water where you can spend all day just sailing. For the angler, these pristine waters present the best saltwater fishing Florida has to offer. Snook, trout, redfish, cobia, pompano and more live here in abundance. From April through July, the area is covered with tarpon, the silver king.
Few places on earth offer such genuine opportunities for landing the trophy catch of a lifetime. For power boaters, secluded barrier islands accessible only by water are within miles of the harbor, including Cayo Costa, Cabbage Key, Boca Grande and the exclusive, private island of Useppa. The quaint, historic towns of Boca Grande, Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, overflowing with old Florida charm, are delightful destinations by boat or by car. Burnt Store Marina welcomes all boaters, and can accommodate vessels up to 100-feet, with deepwater wet slips and dry boat storage. It’s pure paradise for anyone who loves the open water. Golfers are welcome to enjoy the 27-hole executive course on-site.
Life doesn’t get any better than this. Captains, set your course for the crown jewel of Florida’s Gulf Coast – Burnt Store Marina. Burnt Store Marina is paradise found for boaters, fishing enthusiasts and anyone who wants to enjoy a relaxed, waterfront Florida lifestyle. Within this 626-acre luxury gated community lie grand estate homes, elegant single family residences, delightful garden and marina-side condominiums, quaint villas and magnificent luxury high-rise homes with stunning views of Charlotte Harbor and Southwest Florida’s beautiful sunsets. Residents enjoy a range of amenities within the community, away from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding cities of Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda and Sarasota. Burnt Store Marina, with 525 wet slips and nearly 300 dry storage spaces, is the largest marina on Florida’s west coast. Located on beautiful Charlotte Harbor, which is ranked as one of the top ten places to sail by Sail magazine, the basin is just 10 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. Burnt Store Marina is a favorite overnight destination for boaters across the state, who enjoy the harbor’s miles of sheltered cruising and some of the best fishing in the world. Fishing guides are available through the Harbour Master’s office. The possibilities for day-trips from Burnt Store Marina are endless. Pleasure boaters enjoy cruising to Fisherman’s Village in Punta Gorda, Cabbage Key and North Captiva, just to name a few. For an interactive nautical chart of Charlotte Harbor, click here.
The Harbour Master’s office can provide referrals for nearly all boating repairs. Emergency repairs are available through Charlotte Harbor Marine. Marina Yacht Brokers offers resales, and Yachting Vacations and SW Florida Yachts provide charter management for boat owners (mostly sailboats) who wish to rent their boats out.