The waterfront canal system through Cape Coral is rather complicated. The following information should help simplify it. You may also wish to call me at 239-603-6100 to request a free, detailed map be mailed to you. Just ask!
On the following map below you can see that Cape Coral is not quite oceanfront, as the islands to the West provide a narrow barrier. Actually around here we don’t use the term “oceanfront” instead we refer to it as “Gulf” front, since it’s the Gulf of Mexico and not actually an ocean. However, even though it isn’t direct Gulf frontage, it’s very close and much, much more affordable because of it. In fact, Cape Coral has some of the lowest priced waterfront property in all of Florida (and much shorter boating runs to the open Gulf waters than Punta Gorda & Port Charlotte to the North).
For the same reasons above, we don’t refer to the boating access as “ocean access” here either. Instead we call it “Gulf access”. You will see this term used numerous times throughout this site