We know how exciting planning a vacation to Cape Coral can be, so let us help you by answering the three most common questions we receive from vacationers just like you. And if you want to add to our answers, please feel free to leave comments below or contact us here.
The best beach for you depends on what you want to do. Whether it’s morning shell collecting or moonlit strolls, let us help you decide which Southwest Florida beach is best for you.
If you’re looking for a walk on a pier or a drink at sundown, you might enjoy the beach at the Cape Coral Yacht Club. This man-made beach on the river is certainly the closest beach and its calm waters are perfect for learning to paddle board or for swimming with children. During the daytime it offers no-wave swimming, sunning, and a playground for the kids.
If you’re interested in a quiet beach day of strolling and shell collecting, Sanibel’s Lighthouse Beach is the perfect spot. While strong currents make this spot great for shelling, those same currents make it less safe for family swimming. Sunning, shelling, and walking the nature trails are a better option. Be sure to visit the Sanibel lighthouse and fishing pier while you’re there.
Fort Myers Beach offers rentals, showers, and also hosts many events throughout the year. And you can’t miss the 560-foot long pier! Find souvenir shops and photo ops galore at Fort Myers Beach.
Looking for a getaway beach? Lovers Key might be the spot. At this large state park, a convenient tram takes you out to a beach with calm waters and soft sand — perfect for families or singles that prefer a slower pace. Full amenities on the beach and in the park include showers, rentals, and convenience shopping. An all-day parking pass is a nice change from hourly parking at other beaches and you can spend the extra time paddling the kayak loop or taking a bike ride.
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You can’t visit Cape Coral without an on-the-water dining experience. All of the following Cape Coral restaurants have outdoor seating and/or indoor water views: Fathoms, Rumrunners, Gather, Pincers, and Marker 92. Or, if you prefer, grab some bar food at The Boathouse near the Cape Coral Yacht Club or at Tarpon Point’s Nauti Mermaid.
Every vacation destination has them, right? The places that you MUST go to. Cape Coral is no different, so here’s the list:
Ford’s Garage – A cool garage-themed restaurant known for its creative burgers.
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Capone’s Coal Fired Pizza – Capone’s secret vault? Not really, but this fun gangster-themed restaurant has a fun atmosphere and great pizza.
The Firestone – Make reservations for the roof-top bar!
Nevermind Awesome Bar & Eatery – One of those hole-in-the-wall places with bold art and even bolder menu options.
The Lodge – Rustic, lodge feel in downtown Fort Myers with typical American menu.
Many of our guests want to do a little shopping while they’re here. Check out these shopping options.
So many stores! Both the Miromar and the Sanibel Outlets offer shopping, dining, and events. With stores for clothing, shoes, beauty supplies, and more, centers offer name brands at discount prices.
Plan a full day of shopping for these large shopping centers.
Coconut Point – Offers stores, dining, and even a movie theater and play area. Shop your big brand stores while strolling on pet-friendly sidewalks with full amenities.
Gulf Coast Town Center – Offers palm-lined sidewalks to big brand shopping and dining in Fort Myers.
Edison Mall – Eat, shop, and play at the only nearby indoor mall. Great for rainy days, this mall provides your typical mall experience with department stores, food court fare, and kiosk vendors.
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