Cape Coral Waterfront Homes:

Locks, Bridges and Boat Clearance Heights

If you are a boater who is considering investing in a beautiful Cape Coral waterfront home, but you're confused about the bridges and locks, especially in regards to boat clearance heights--you've come to the right place. We've got all of the information you'll need to make the correct real estate choice.

Yes, owning a Cape Coral waterfront home located at the mouth of the river may be ideal for some, but the more you know about the elite and extremely desirable neighborhoods located behind Cape Coral's bridges and locks, the more equipped you are to make a wise real estate decision.

Here you will find boat clearance levels, boat sizes and other vital information regarding Cape Coral's bridges and locks.

Bridge Access and Clearance Heights

Cape Coral's bridge heights range from 7 ft to 13.25 ft clearance. Map sections below show heights at maximum water level to allow for more clearance.

Northwest Cape bridges:

The bridge pictured below is gulf access, North of Tropicana, intersecting Old Burnt Store Rd.  

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The three bridges pictured below are gulf access and located just North of Pine Island Road

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Southeast Cape Freshwater and Gulf Access Bridges:

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Southwest Cape Freshwater and Gulf Access Bridges:

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West Cape Gulf Access Bridges (Cape Harbor Area):

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Chiquita Boat Lock


Boat Locks conveniently allow the boater to keep their vessel in the water while changing water levels.  The Chiquita Lock, also referred to as the Spreader Canal Lock, is located between Cape Coral Parkway and Veterans Highway in Southwest Cape Coral. By boat, it is approximately 2.75 status miles from the Sanibel Causeway Bridge. It is the area's main and largest lock, providing gulf access into the ICW via the Caloosahatchee River.

The Chiquita Lock leads to the Spreader Canal systme, protected wetlands, and many of the area's most desireable waterfront homes.

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The Chiquita Lock is manned from 6 am-10 pm

It can accommodate boats up to 19' x 80'.

After hours: Call the lock operator 1/2 hour prior to arrival.

Phone: 239-542-5661




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