About

A city of nature

Looking for palm trees, beaches and sunshine? Then Cape Coral is the place for you! Surrounded by white, beautiful beaches and clear, blue water, Cape Coral is a postcard-perfect setting for any vacation.
The city of Cape Coral covers a total area of 120 square miles, and is the largest city between Tampa and Miami. Known as the “Waterfront Wonderland”, Cape Coral includes an impressive canal network of more than 400 miles, surpassing any city in the world! Here you will find every water activity imaginable. Every year since 1978, the city organizes a breathtaking Christmas parade on the water that dazzles everyone, young and old. The “Cape Coral Christmas Boat Light Parade” includes over a hundred vessels, each ablaze in light and festively decorated, sailing across the southern canals. It is an event not to be missed—you will feel like a kid again!

Cape Coral Florida Yacht Club Boat Marina

If you are interested in nature, Cape Coral is known by birding enthusiasts for its wide variety of wildlife, as well as the largest population of burrowing owls in Florida. Rotary Park is home to butterflies, foxes, raptors, wading birds, and other wildlife.

Cape Coral Florida Sanibel Island Lighhouse

Get a good look at the exotic local birds and native fish from the Lake Kennedy boardwalk. If you want to watch manatees in their natural environment, the Sirenia Vista Park is a must! One important note, don’t forget your shells! No Florida vacation is complete without a small collection of seashells. It only takes a little beachcombing to find the most beautiful shells these incredible beaches have to offer.

After your day at the beach, you might want to treat yourself to one of the excellent restaurants in the Cape Harbour area and explore the marina and its many boutiques. If you enjoy rum, visit the “Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery” which produces 100% native Florida rum from sugar cane and local ingredients. It goes without saying that the distillery tour would be incomplete without a little product sampling. Cheers!

Cape Coral will amaze you with its spectacular sunsets, inland waterways, relaxed atmosphere and summer weather that lasts year round.

Cape Coral Florida Yacht Club Community Park Waterway
Cape Coral Florida Yacht Club Community Park
Cape Coral Florida Sanibel Island Sunset
scattered clouds
83°F | 28°C
Humidity: 78%
Wind (S): 7 m/s
83 79
Tue
75°F | 24°C
Wed
69°F | 21°C
Thu
68°F | 20°C
Fri
80°F | 27°C
Sat
84°F | 29°C

When to Go

Average Weather

Average High
Monthly Rainfall (inches)
Daily Hours of Sun
74°23°
JAN
1.84
8
75°24°
FEB
2.23
9
80°27°
MAR
3.07
9
84°29°
APR
1.06
10
89°32°
MAY
3.87
11
90°32°
JUN
9.52
11
91°33°
JUL
8.26
10
91°33°
AUG
9.66
10
90°32°
SEP
7.82
9
86°30°
OCT
2.94
9
81°27°
NOV
1.57
9
76°24°
DEC
1.56
8

Events We Love

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Best Damn Race
December

Best Damn Race in Cape Coral features a Half Marathon, 10K & 5K. The event also includes a 2-day Health & Fitness Expo and post race party!

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Holiday Boat-A-Long in Cape Coral
December

Holiday Boat-A-Long is located in Four Freedoms Park on Cape Coral Parkway. Watch the boats parade while enjoying the festival's food, Christmas music, and a visit from Santa Clause!

Getting Around

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Bus

Bus Lee County Transit (LeeTran) is the transit bus service offered in Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach and much of the unincorporated area of Lee County, Florida.

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Car

Enjoy visiting Cape Coral by car. This small city is fairly easy to navigate. There are also several rental companies available in the region.

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Bike

Cape Coral has over 90 miles of Interconnected Bicycling Routes. discover water, wildlife and wonderful adventures when bicycling the city.

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Boat

The city is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico. Several public access marinas are available. Bring your own boat, or rent one for a day.

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