If you're headed to Cape Coral for a relaxing vacation and hoping to head to the beach, you may be wondering what beaches to visit. Although Cape Coral is not located on the coast, there are plenty of beaches within short driving distance that are sure to please. Whether you're looking for a fun, family-filled day at the beach or a romantic evening for two, Southwest Florida beaches have it all. Here are five of the best beaches to visit during your vacation to Cape Coral:
5 Beaches to Visit During Your Vacation to Cape Coral
Lynn Hall Memorial ParkLocated about 20 minutes from Cape Coral, Lynn Hall Memorial Park is located in the hub of activity for Fort Myers Beach. Lynn Hall Memorial Park is a popular family destination and is home to one of the area's best-known attractions: Fort Myers Beach pier. The beach is located next to "Times Square," an area full of restaurants and shops. If you're looking for a fun, activity-filled day at the beach, Lynn Hall is the perfect place.
Lovers Key State ParkIf you're looking for a secluded beach adventure, Lovers Key is the perfect spot. It's a favorite by the locals, and for years, it was only accessible by boat. Today, you can access the beach by boardwalk or tram, and the beach is a popular spot for shelling, swimming, picnics and sunbathing. The waters are a haven for wildlife including manatees, dolphins, marsh rabbits and bald eagles. Lovers Key also offers kayak tours as well as bicycle, canoe and kayak rentals.
Captiva BeachAlthough Captiva Beach is a little further away from Cape Coral, it's the perfect spot for a secluded, romantic evening. With clear blue water and tons of shells, Captiva Beach is the last possible bit of public beach on Captiva. You can walk for miles on the sandy shores, and the beach is widely known as one of the most romantic beaches due to its beautiful sunsets. This is one of the few beaches along Southwest Florida's coast that actually has a drop off as you wade into the water.
Lighthouse Beach ParkLocated on the eastern tip of Sanibel, Lighthouse Beach Park is almost always breezy. The beach is home to the most photographed site on Sanibel Island: the Sanibel Lighthouse. Although visitors are unable to go inside, you can read about the 120 year old structure on the beaches. The current can be strong, but it makes for great shelling opportunities as all kinds of treasures are washed up on shore. If you want to do something other than stay on the beach, you can explore the wetlands around the lighthouse using the designated nature trails and boardwalks.
Yacht Club Community ParkIf your family isn't up for a drive to the beach, head over to Cape Coral's Yacht Club for a dip in the water. Located on the Caloosahatchee River, the park encompasses a wide range of facilities including the public beach, fishing pier and community pool. After you've spent some time at the beach, head over to the free racquetball courts, shuffleboard courts, horseshoe pits, fishing pier and public boat ramp.
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