Anglers appreciate the more than 400 miles of brackish canals and estuaries, which are teeming with various species of fish including tarpon, redfish, seatrout, and snook. Offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, fishermen are able reel in an abundance of saltwater fish such as grouper, tilefish, tuna, hogfish, and amberjack. Apart from fishing, Cape Coral offers a wide array of water sports and recreational activities including snorkeling, paddleboarding, kayaking, parasailing, and wakeboarding. Nature lovers flock to Sierenia Vista Park, which offers kayak routes to Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve. This breath-taking route showcases Cape Coral’s native flora, fauna, mangroves and wildlife.
Landlubbers love Cape Coral too and are never short on things to do. The city has five private golf courses and one municipal course for golfers to enjoy. Plus, 78 additional golf courses are within a 20 mile radius of the town. Equestrian enthusiasts delight in the numerous stables and riding opportunities within the city. From English hunter jumpers to western barrel racers, the horse stables in Cape Coral offer lessons for all skill levels. Additionally, Cape Coral Other notable attractions in Cape Coral include Sunsplash Waterpark, Cape Coral Historical Society and Museum of History, Harbor View Art Gallery, Eagle Skate Park, Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery, and Tarpon Point Marina, formerly known as Cape Coral Gardens.
Established in 1957, Cape Coral is the fruition of brothers Jack and Leonard Rosen’s idea to create a coastal oasis. The brothers, who hail from Baltimore, are considered to be the inventors of television infomercials. As such, after purchasing the parcel of marshlands, draining the wetlands, and merging waterways the Rosen brothers began doing what they do best: sales. They were so successful that prospective buyers were transported by bus to view the properties. Celebrity residents Bob Hope and Duke Ellington also brought more attention to the pristine area. Today, Cape Coral continues to flourish as one of Florida’s premier coastal cities.