Shop, Eat and Stay at Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda

Located right on the waterfront in Punta Gorda, Florida the collection of shops, restaurants, and resort accommodation is in a beautiful open-air promenade. Free to visit with plenty of parking, this must see attraction makes a great day trip from Fort Myers, Sarasota or Naples.

It’s a wonderful place to head for on a sunny day to enjoy a drink overlooking Charlotte Harbor near the estuary of the Peace River. Browse the well-stocked boutiques and shops in the shady arcade and enjoy live entertainment and special events which the village frequently hosts. | Fishermen's Village shopping, restaurants, marina Punta Gorda, Florida

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Marina Views over Charlotte Harbor

The waterfront setting could not be lovelier. Part of the complex includes an award-winning marina with 97 slips accommodating bobbing leisure cruisers, fishing boats and luxury yachts of all sizes. Along with permanent slips, fuel dock and a ship’s store, there is free docking for anyone arriving for the day by private boat.

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The marina was awarded National Marina of the Year 2008 by Marina Dockage Magazine to add to its other awards and recommendations. If you like getting out on the water, Fishermen’s Village offers kayak rentals, sightseeing and fishing charters as well as boat rentals.

Dine in Style at Fishermen’s Village

Take a seat outdoors at Harpoon Harry’s or the Captain’s Table where you can enjoy the sea breeze and watch the boats coming and going in the harbor basin as you eat. The Village Fish Market is the place for those who love fish and seafood. This upscale restaurant was voted Best Seafood Restaurant, and when you visit you’ll see why! Other waterfront restaurants at Fishermen’s Village include Village Brewhouse, The Pier, and Turtle Bay Café.

Be sure to stop by Simply Sweet, which features homemade fudge and other sweet treats, or the Good ‘Ole Days Coffee Cafe which is a great spot for drinks and light bites.

Shops and Boutiques

Fishermen's Village baby and children's shopping and accessories

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The shops are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays with extended hours during high season. It’s fun to stroll along and browse the lovely boutiques which remain competitively priced yet include some top brands such as Jospeh Ribkoff.

Palms on the Pier has a good range of Brighton and Vera Bradley goods and male visitors are not forgotten with their own fashion house of separates and informal wear at the Captain’s Landing.

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Once you’ve splurged at DanaTyler and Nichole’s Collections you may be tempted by the great selection at Trader Jack’s, which is well known for sandals, hats and other necessities. For beachwear, you’ll be spoiled for choice at Island Fever, Caribongo, and JJ’s.

Caribongo mens, womens, childrens beachwear Fishermen's Village shopping

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The Suites at Fishermen’s Village

If you really don’t want to leave at the end of your visit, check out The Suites at Fishermen’s Village located on the second level overlooking the waterfront. The newly updated (2020), two-bedroom suites sleep up to 4 guests and feature a full kitchen and balcony with harbor views. It’s the perfect place to sit and watch the sun go down over the harbor.

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Fishermen's Village Rental Suites Punta Gorda

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Guests get to enjoy all the resort amenities including a heated pool, tennis courts, bicycles, laundry, bicycle rental, and of course a top choice of shopping and dining options right outside your door!

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Military Heritage Museum in Punta Gorda

A state-of-the-art Military Heritage Museum is located just minutes from Fishermen’s Village at 900 W. Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda. The Museum promotes understanding and respect for the rich military heritage of the United States and the sacrifices made by our country’s veterans, living and dead.

Military Heritage Museum Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. The Museum is closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

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Nita Ettinger is Co-publisher for Siesta Publications Inc. and the Editor in Chief for Must Do Visitor Guides. Must Do Visitor Guides provides Southwest Florida visitor information through printed magazines and the website Must Do magazines are published bi-annually and are available at no cost in Sarasota, Lee, and Collier County Chamber of Commerce, visitor information centers, select Southwest Florida hotels, and wherever free publications can be found.