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Top Spots for Beach Lovers In and Around Cape Coral

Jun 27, 2018 06:30PM ● Published by Kevin

Do you enjoy feeling the hot sun beating down upon your shoulders as you dip your feet into the summer water? If so, you know that the summertime is the perfect time to experience the beautiful, sandy beaches of Southwest Florida. While Cape Coral features two beaches within the city's limits, there are plenty of places to check out in neighboring towns, if you're willing to venture out a bit.

Below is our list broken out by geographic location. We start in Cape Coral and work our way out to Fort Myers, Sanibel/Captiva, and beyond. As always, if we're missing any of your favorites, tell us in the comments below!

Cape Coral

The main beach is located within the Yacht Club Community Park on the southeast corner of Cape Coral at the end of Driftwood Pkwy.

Yacht Club Community Park - Cape Coral  FL

Yacht Club Community Park - Cape Coral , FL

The Yacht Club was built in 1958 and is one of the original landmarks of the City. Located directly on the Caloosahatchee River in a beautifully landscaped setting, the Yacht Club Communi... Read More » 

For people who prefer the pool, the Yacht Club Community Pool is located just a few feet from the Yacht club beach and features a heated Olympic Size pool and a kiddy pool with interactive Dewdrop fountain and underwater bubblers. A daily fee is required to use the Yacht Club Pool, but fully trained lifeguards are on duty at the pool during all operating hours.

Yacht Club Community Pool - Cape Coral FL

Yacht Club Community Pool - Cape Coral, FL

The Yacht Club Community Pool, located on the grounds of the Yacht Club Community Park, is open to the public 7 days a week from 10am until 5pm, weather permitting, and beginning June 7 t... Read More » 

Cape Coral's newest beach is located at Four Freedoms Park on the banks of Bimini Basin just south of Cape Coral Pkwy. Visitors to four Freedoms Park can enjoy fenced in playground equipment for children ages 2-12, picnic tables and BBQ grills. 

Four Freedoms Park - Cape Coral FL

Four Freedoms Park - Cape Coral, FL

Four Freedoms Park and Recreation Center is nestled on 3.2 acres overlooking Bimini Basin. The park is located off of Cape Coral Pkwy between Coronado Pkwy and Santa Barbara Blvd. The par... Read More » 

Alcohol is not permitted in either of the parks and animals are not allowed on the beach. Both the Yacht Club public beach and Four Freedoms beach are open from dawn to dusk daily; however, there are no lifeguards on duty.


Nearby Spots for More Fun

There are lots of other parks along the waterfront that provide more activities for fun in the sun. Below is a breakout of all of Cape Coral's parks and the activity(ies) for which they are known.

  • Bernice Braden Park - Known for view of the Cape Coral Bridge; fishing; picnics.
  • BMX Boat Ramp - Known for being an access point to six nearby lakes.
  • Burnt Store Boat Ramp - Known for being an access point to the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Eagle Skate Park - Known for its new, state-of-the-art outdoor skating facilities.
  • Horton Park and Boat Ramp - Known for being an access point to the Caloosahatchee River and the Gulf of Mexico; river views; close to the Sanibel Causeway Bridge.
  • Jaycee Park - Known for special events: birthdays, family gatherings, special events; scenic views on leisure walks.
  • Lake Kennedy Community Park - Known for being home to Sun Splash Family WaterparkLake Kennedy Senior Center; also features a fitness area, walking path, and beautiful gazebo that is a popular spot for photo opportunities, and the Kiwanis Gardens are located here.
  • Rosen Park - Known for being a neighborhood park and saltwater boat launch access point to the Caloosahatchee River and the Gulf of Mexico; river views; close to the Sanibel Causeway Bridge.
  • Saratoga Lake Park - Known for picnics, basketball courts, bocce courts, lighted horseshoe pits, and views of Lake Saratoga.
  • Seahawk Park - Known for the landing strip built to service radio controlled airplanes and helicopters (home to the Cape Coral R/Seahawks Club).
  • Sirenia Vista Park - Known for viewing wildlife, such as manatees and osprey and other birds; fishing; kayaking.


Beaches in Nearby Towns

Cape Coral's proximity to areas such as Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Naples, and Sanibel/Captiva Islands makes it a desirable location to both live and play. If you're willing to take a short ride, you can check out some of these amazing beaches, too!

The Islands

Captiva Beach Photo courtesy of Jed Record on Flickr

Captiva Beach - Captiva Island, FL

The white sand beaches on Captiva Island are great for shelling, collecting sand dollars and enjoying the beautiful scenery. According to CaptivaIsland.com: "Shelling is so much fun and C... Read More » 

Causeway Beaches Courtesy of httpssanibel-captivaorg

The Travel Channel Ranks Sanibel Beaches as the Best in Florida for Fun in the Sun

Take a peek at the five hottest beaches in the Sunshine State. Read More » 


Fort Myers Beach

Lynn Hall Memorial Park - Fort Myers Beach FL

Lynn Hall Memorial Park - Fort Myers Beach, FL

Lynn Hall Memorial Park is located on Ft. Myers Beach, just north of the foot of Matanzas Pass Bridge, next to "Times Square" in the heart of downtown. This lively Gulf-front park is conv... Read More » 

Lovers Key State Park - Fort Myers Beach FL

Lovers Key State Park - Fort Myers Beach, FL

For years, Lovers Key was accessible only by boat and it was said that only lovers traveled to the island to enjoy its remote and solitary beach. Today, it is one of four barrier islands ... Read More » 


Bonita Springs

Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park - Bonita Springs FL

Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park - Bonita Springs, FL

Collier County's desirable coast reaches its zenith at Barefoot Beach Preserve, where numerous animal species reside and visitors are able to enjoy the ambience of the park's natural surr... Read More » 


Naples

Lowdermilk Park Beach - Naples FL

Lowdermilk Park Beach - Naples, FL

Lowdermilk Park is one of Naples' premier beachfront parks. Our park has plenty of metered and unmetered parking spaces, a concession stand, sand volleyball courts, two children's playgro... Read More » 

 

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