Cape Coral Yacht Club Beach

View of the Cape Coral Yacht Club Beach from the fishing pier

Cape Coral, Florida has its own beach at the Cape Coral Yacht Club Community Park in southeast Cape Coral. Our three boys really enjoy this beach. It is a short boat ride or drive with the beach and a playground at the end. What more could a kid want?

I like it because I just have to pack towels, sunscreen and beach toys. We can grab a quick meal from Betty and the friendly staff at K C’s River Stop – the snack shop/fuel dock/bait shop there that serves burgers and such for lunch or dinner.

Located directly on the Caloosahatchee River, the park maintains a landscaped beach with playground equipment, BBQ grills, bathrooms and a fishing pier. There are also free racquetball courts, shuffleboard courts, horseshoe pits, and public boat ramp.

The Cape Coral Yacht Club Beach is also a great place to watch the sunset. The first Wednesday of every month from 4 to 7 p.m. the city hosts a “Sunset Celebration on the Pier”, featuring live music and arts and craft vendors.

If you plan to eat at K C’s during this event, get there early as it does get very busy. One night we did not get there early, so instead ordered pizza delivered to us on the beach by Paradise Pizza. Everyone around us was jealous. Make sure you have a cell phone with you or the delivery driver will never find you in the crush!

Our son, Trey, at the Cape Coral Yacht Club beach
Watch out for the seagulls if you eat on the beach. My mother once had a seagull steal a Hogbody’s chicken wing right out of her hand. Boy, was she surprised! Eating at the tables on K C’s patio offers a measure of protection from such bird thievery as they have special wires protecting their patio.

Keep your eyes peeled for the flock of green parakeets that roost there during certain seasons, they won’t steal your lunch, but they are beautiful and noisy!

There is free public parking as well as public dockage beyond the fuel docks at K C’s River Stop. If you plan to use the dockage, be sure to bring bumpers to protect your boat from the cement seawall.

The Cape Coral Yacht Club also has a fee based public swimming pool and tennis courts. The tennis pros offer group lessons for all ages that you can just pay to attend at your convenience. Contact them at 239-574-0808 for days, times and rates. Swimming pool information can be obtained by calling 542-3903.

Boating directions: Take the main channel on the Caloosahatchee to unlighted daybeacon #78. You will see the long fishing pier – this is your destination. Approximately 40 yards southwest of #78 (so midway between #78 and #78A) enter the channel that runs parallel to Redfish point. You will pass between channel markers #1 and #2, #3 and #4 before you reach the fishing pier which will be on your port (left) side as you proceed toward the signs for the fuel dock. (Do not be distracted by the channel markers leading to private docks!) Just past the fuel dock there is a cement sea wall with cleats where you can tie up your boat.

Cape Coral Yacht Club
5819 Driftwood Pkwy
Cape Coral, FL 33904
Phone: (239) 574-0806

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