Punta Gorda Isles has 50 miles of canals and 100 miles of seawall.

Burnt Store Isles is smaller with 15 miles of seawalls and boating access through a non-working lock. The doors of the lock have been removed and the width of the lock is approximately 17 feet. Canal depths range an average of 10-12 feet.

The Port Charlotte area also has canal homes with Gulf-access but for the most part the area is non-deed restricted. The seawalls are not city maintained and much of the community is in a pending sewer area.