Waterfront Wonderland - There is nothing like living at the waters' edge. Whether it's an ocean, river, lake , canal, or bay living by the water with a water view is hard to beat! SW Florida offers so many options, it can be hard to choose. Some people think that living ocean front is a dream come true, and it is in many ways...
However, in SW Florida, there are many waterfront options that can give you all you require! Whatever waterfront you choose for your dream home to view, there is no doubt that you will enjoy it. Here in Florida, Dolphins swim next to your boat as well as your backyard dock! Manatee, sting rays, turtles, pelicans, herons, sea gulls and eagles all come into view at some point in your day. Many people come to Cape Coral to live on one of the many canals. Over 400 miles of waterfront property is available, including riverfront, saltwater canal, lakes, freshwater canals, preserves, intersecting canals, basins - you name it, it's here! Not everyone can (or wants to) live right on the beach or the river. A terrific and protected way to enjoy waterfront living is to own property on a canal. Want to know about building a dock on your canal? If so, click here for the Cape Coral Web Site.
Some properties offer Gulf Access, some do not. Before you choose your property on water, give thought to what you want. It is better to buy a property that fulfills your desires and your needs the first time if you can. A poor choice in real estate can be costly. Here are some things to think about BEFORE you decide to look at waterfront property. When considering Gulf Access property you need to take into account the type of boat you will want. This bridge, for example, will only allow boats 9' high above the waterline to pass beneath it. Bridges are NOT a problem unless you own a tall boat. Learn about obstructions that will affect your choice. Some gulf access properties have a lock which will limit the length of your boat. Understanding the boat you would like to have or own, will dictate the type of canal access that you will be wanting to purchase.
Direct Access Required?
Sailboats in this area require DIRECT SAILBOAT GULF ACCESS. Any other type of access to the Gulf will have bridges to go under. The canal bridges have a maximum clearance between 7.25 ft. and 11.25 ft. A 30 foot boat with a radar tower may not fit under some bridges. A sailboat definitely won't clear the canal bridge. Some canals are shallower than others. Sailboats draft typically more water than a cruiser. Choose property on a DEEP DIRECT GULF ACCESS or you will be limited. If you have any questions about Cape Coral bridge clearance please give us a call!