Finding Nature in Englewood area

Manasota Key and Englewood are great area to get away and find truly natural area of nature. A survey of visitors to Florida showed that over 50% of people who come to Florida came for the beaches and nature parks. Manasota Key has Stump Pass State Park at the end of the key. For a small parking fee, you can walk the approximately ¾ mile of natural island landscaping and at the end of the

Golfing in the Englewood area

In researching the golf scene in Southwest Florida, I found Englewood and Manasota Key with lots of very affordable courses. There are 10 golf courses within a 15-25 minute drive of Englewood Beach and Yacht Club and Sea Oats Beach Club. The Rotonda area has 7 courses with all sorts of difficulty and number of holes. There are 3 executive courses from 36 to 62 holes and shorter layouts while the others are par 70-72

Playing Tennis in Englewood

I brought my tennis rackets on vacation but did not have a great feeling about being able to play. What I found was plenty of public and one private tennis club in the Englewood area. The Englewood Tennis Center is a semi private club with 7 Har-Tru Clay Tennis courts located 10-15 minutes from Manasota Key. These soft courts are very easy on the joints and they have a mix of men’s and women’s organized

Englewood Beach Drum Circle

Walking Englewood Beach on a late Sunday afternoon we came upon a large group of people in a circle. Some were sitting and others standing but all were watching a “happening”.  As we got closer we could hear the percussive sounds of a drum circle. I had heard of them but never experienced them before today. In the top of the circle was a group of very talented drummers who brought quite a lot of