We understand that not everyone chooses to live on one of Cape Coral’s many waterways, but that doesn’t mean you’re not a boating enthusiast. Cape Coral has options for those wanting to get out on the water but who don’t have access from their backyard. There are five improved public boat ramps, four leading out to the Gulf of Mexico and one located on a freshwater canal. You can pay $10 for parking by the day or if you’re a Cape Coral resident, for $50 you can buy an annual parking decal at the Parks & Recreation counter at City Hall, Harbormasters’ Office, Rotino Senior Center or the Yacht Club. All the improved ramps sites have restrooms, most of them have picnic shelters and some have playgrounds.

There are also 13 unimproved freshwater public ramps meaning these sites are unpaved with limited parking and no other amenities.

Here’s a list of the improved public boat ramps and their locations in the City:

BMX Boat Ramp – the ramp that provides access to an extensive freshwater canal system is located on SW 7th Court Just North of Trafalgar Pkwy.

Burnt Store Boat Ramp - provides access to the North West Spreader gulf access canal and lake system, as well as Matlacha Pass and the Gulf of Mexico and is located at 230 Burnt Store Road South.

Horton Boat Ramp - provides access to the Gulf of Mexico via the Caloosahatchee River and is located at 2600 SE 26 Pl.

Rosen Park - provides access to the Gulf of Mexico via the Caloosahatchee River and is located at 2414 SE 15 Ter.

Yacht Club Boat Ramp - provides access to the Gulf of Mexico via the Caloosahatchee River and is located at the Yacht Club Community Park at 5815 Driftwood Pkwy.

For full details about all the Cape Coral public boat ramps, click here.

Although we specialize in waterfront properties in SW Florida, we're happy to help buyers and sellers with off-water properties as well. Call us at 238-357-6118 or email us for assistance with any of your real estate needs.