South Gulf Cove is a true waterfront community with boating access to the Gulf of Mexico. There are over 55 miles of navigable canals in the community giving boat access to over 4,700 waterfront homes and home sites! All canals flow into the Interceptor Lagoon, which can be described as a large lake offering access to the Gulf. The canal and Lagoon systems offer pristine shorelines, many of which are designated as State preserve land. South Gulf Cove water depths range from 6-9 feet and bridge clearance is roughly 10 feet. All waterfront properties north of Calumet (section 93) and South of Appleton Blvd. are designated as Sailboat Water and do not have any fixed bridges. All waterways in the community maintain consistent depths because of a lock system controlling water flow, to and from, the Myakka River. The South Gulf Cove lock system has been recently updated to feature remote control operation and boats and pass through in as little as 7 minutes.
Not all South Gulf Cove homes and home sites are located on waterways. The community offers about 15,000 parcels and over 10,000 of them are what the locals call “dry lots”. These properties have become highly desirable because of a County owned boat ramp within the community that gives all residents access to the waterways at a fraction of the cost! South Gulf Cove is a deed restricted community, however, RV and boat parking is allowed on your property. The lenient deed restrictions and access to the boat ramp have caused an acceleration in the number of homes being built and sold within the community making it a true paradise for retirees and families alike!
South Gulf Cove provides one of the hottest housing markets on the Peninsula and there is no end in site! Proximity to waterways, beaches, several golf courses and Boca Grande make this community a solid choice when deciding where to live or invest!