A Review of the South Gulf Cove Waterways, Port Charlotte Florida
Sometimes people are reluctant to purchase waterfront property where they will have to lock through to gain access to a major waterway. While I can not speak for all areas and lock systems, I feel very comfortable saying that the lock in the South Gulf Cove waterways is quick and easy. It can be operated by a single person either manually or by using your remote. One of the wonderful features that the lock provides for the residents of South Gulf Cove is a controlled water depth. Residents here are not at the mercy of negative winter tides and enjoy a consistent water depth of 5-6’ in the canals all year. When you are on the north side of Calumet or the south side of Appleton, it is sailboat water with no bridges. When you are on powerboat water, the bridges offer 9’-10’ clearance. Since the canals are minimum wake, your location within the community will determine how long it takes you to get to the open water of the Interceptor Waterway. The canals are wide and lead to the Interceptor Waterway that runs the entire length of the community. The water is brackish and home to many species of fish including redfish, snook, trout, ladyfish, sheepshead, snapper as well as some decent sized tarpon and large mouth bass. Blue crabs are very big and abundant here as well. If you are new to the area or considering the waterfront here, please feel free to contact me with any questions. I am always happy to help.
Now for those who may have stumbled across this and are saying, “Where is this place South Gulf Cove?”
South Gulf Cove it is a waterfront community located in Port Charlotte, FL between Sarasota and Fort Myers on Florida’s west coast. It is approximately 5 air miles from the Gulf of Mexico. There are waterfront homesites in the community that have a concrete seawall and more natural homesites that do not. There is also a community boat ramp for residents who do not live on the water. The community consists mainly of newer homes and currently there are approximately 100 new homes under construction. There is central sewer as well as central water available to every homesite in the community.
South Gulf Cove has 15,000 homesites with 55 miles of canals, which is 1/3 of all the Gulf access canals in Charlotte County, that lead to the Gulf of Mexico. Of the 15,000 home sites, less than 2,000 are developed at this time. As you can imagine, it feels a bit rural here. That is the beauty of it. It feels country, but you are close to everyday life conveniences. Grocery stores, banks, gas stations and restaurants are 5 minutes away, Boca Grande, as well as Englewood Beaches, are less than 20 minutes away. Malls and medical facilities are less than 15 minutes away. 10 minutes to the Charlotte County Sports Complex, home of the spring training camp for the Tampa Bay Rays and home to the Stone Crabs. There are a dozen great golf courses, marinas, miles of bike trails and world class fishing in the immediate area.
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