Cape Coral FL is a water lover’s paradise; there are more than 400 miles of canals in this area ready for fishing, boating, relaxing and fun.
If you are unfamiliar with our area and the differences in the types of canal front homes it can be confusing as to what type of canal property will suit your needs. What is the proximity to the river? The Gulf of Mexico? The ease of navigation? Salt water or fresh
water? It can be really confusing and hard to understand.
Here are the differences below.
Direct Sailboat Access: direct often refers to sailboat access, and is the most desirable of the Cape Coral waterfront choices. These types of properties are in high demand and that is reflected in the greater asking price. There are no bridges to contend
with so the size of your boat isn’t a factor.
Not Direct Access:
The difference is the time it takes to actually navigate to the river. Some are quick and take just minutes, others are full of twists turns and no wake speeds that take more than an hour to actually reach open water.
Gulf Access with Bridges:
There are bridges in your route to the river that have size restrictions. The bridge height restrictions DO accommodate most boats, but if you plan to have a sailboat or an extra large model this type may not be suitable.
Fresh Water Canals:
These canals are often for aesthetic purposes only. They have a great view, but no access to navigable waterways. These types of canals are not meant for major boating. Some of these canals do lead to a string of lakes that allow personal water crafts, and fishing boats.
Whatever your boating needs one of these canals can be right for you, if we can help answer any of your questions or help you find your dream home we would be happy to help.
Yours in Success,
The Florida Future Realty Team