Charlotte County, Florida.
Gasparilla Sound ends in Placida, Florida.
13283310.64 miles (21377422.89 sq kilometers)
About The Gasparilla Sound
Gasparilla Sound, otherwise known as Charlotte Harbor to the locals in the state, is under the Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves. With the harbor declared as the second-largest estuary in Florida, its deep waters are known to be one of the most diverse due to the mix in freshwater and saltwater that occurs as the waters of Peace and Myakka rivers meet the salt water that passes through Boca Grande Pass from the gulf of Mexico. The Sound is surrounded by communities such as Boca Grande, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, and Bokeelia. It links San Carlos Bay to the south with the use of Pine Island Sound and Matlacha Pass.
Gasparilla Sound’s abundance in marine life is preserved with the help of the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program Advisory that constantly makes an effort to ensure the future of its waters. Tons of things can be done in the sound - from visiting a state park nearby, getting out on the water to fish, to playing golf or maybe even visiting the historic downtown of Punta Gorda.