Temperatures here in Port Charlotte average 92 degrees during July and August. Add in the heat index, and the temperature outside can easily feel like 100 degrees or more. Port Charlotte is also known for its extended summer, with temperatures reaching into the 80s even in December. Naturally this means people are always looking for ways to cool off, which is why we recommend the following.
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Charlotte County Swimming Pools
Charlotte County operates three public swimming pools that offer swim lessons, water exercise classes, and lifeguards on site. A day pass is just $2 for children 15 and under, and $3 for adults age 16 and up. However, if you visit often it could be worthwhile to invest in an annual or six-month pass. In addition to a large swimming area, Charlotte County pools also provide comfortable lounge areas, splash pads, diving boards, and more.
Port Charlotte Beach
As one of the area's more secluded beaches, Port Charlotte beach is ideal for swimming, wading, beach combing and more. The beach is fully equipped with restrooms and picnic area, and even features a fishing pier and boat ramp. Port Charlotte Beach is known for its warm, clear water, which makes for ideal swimming nearly year round.
Just because it is hot outside doesn't mean that kids do not need to run and play. One way you can allow children to burn off energy without becoming overheated is by visiting the splash pad at McGuire Park. Give them a chance to swing and slide, then allow them to cool off on the splash pad. One highlight of this park is the huge metal bucket, which drenches children as they run underneath.
Bayshore Live Oak Park
Sometimes just getting out on the water and feeling a cool breeze is enough to refresh you. When it comes to fishing and boating, there's no better place in Port Charlotte than Bayshore Live Oak Park. This park has its own fishing pier and boat launch that makes it ideal for canoeing and kayaking. When you're not out on the water, there are plenty of shaded areas or shelter houses where you can enjoy a picnic lunch and unwind as well.
Port Charlotte Town Center
There are occasions when it's nearly impossible to cool off, even in the water. On days such as these, head indoors to the Port Charlotte Town Center. Enjoy some shopping in air conditioned comfort while you wait for the sun to set and temperatures to drop. You'll find a full range of stores to suit every taste and budget. You can also take in a movie or play one of the numerous arcade games available at Game Zone.
When you're done shopping, head on over to Town Center Ice Cream and Yogurt. This shop is well known for its delicious frozen yogurt, ice cream, and smoothies, which will help you feel cool and well satisfied before heading back out into the heat.
Sweet Scoops Ice Cream
For fresh homemade ice cream made daily with local ingredients, head to Sweet Scoops. This ice cream shop boasts more than 45 flavors, including many low-fat and sugar-free options. They even offer many seasonal favorites such as pumpkin ice cream in the fall. Don't forget that your canine companion can get overheated as well. Bring your dog with you and order a "pup cup" with meaty bone treat especially for your furry friend.
These are all great ways to cool off, but that doesn't mean you should underestimate the importance of drinking water. At Certain Water Services, we offer a variety of well and water treatment services to ensure the residents of Port Charlotte and other nearby cities always have access to fresh, clean drinking water. For more about water testing or any of our other services, please contact us.