South Gulf Cove – Waterfront living in a tropical setting

South Gulf Cove is a waterfront community in Southwest Florida, with direct access to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico.

It is a paradise for boating enthusiasts and nature lovers, far away from crowded areas and the concrete jungle. South Gulf Cove is becoming increasingly popular with people who want affordable tropical waterfront living and for individuals who wish to live an active lifestyle. If you like walking, biking, skating, kayaking, swimming, fishing….this might be a place on earth where you want to be.

Located on the protected side of the Cape Haze Peninsula, the relaxed community with the name “South Gulf Cove” has an upscale look and feel. South Gulf Cove is a newer

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Myakka River

South Gulf Cove Waterways

Neighborhood, with 55 miles of navigable canals flowing together to an Interceptor Lagoon which leads to the Myakka River. From here the residents with boats have access to the Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico.

There are about 15,000 deed-restricted home sites of which 4,700 are waterfront. The canals are wide but with variable depth. Some flow under bridges with 10 feet of clearance’ some have less.  A good number of property owners enjoy sailboat access with no bridges at all to the bay.

All lots are connected to central water and sewer. Sweet! You don’t have to mess around with a well and septic tank. That is already another big plus.

Waterfront Homes South Gulf Cove

Waterfront Homes South Gulf Cove

South Gulf Cove enjoys a very active voluntary HOA association for the betterment of the entire community. Yacht Club Membership is also available and open to any person who resides or owns property within South Gulf Cove. The optional HOA membership dues are $120/year subject to change without notice. Please verify with us. It is well worth getting involved in the community you live.

South Gulf Cove new house

New Home in South Gulf Cove

South Gulf Cove activities

South Gulf Cove is still a hidden gem. There are still many lots available, and many of them are canal front properties.

You will notice that new homes are popping up like mushrooms after a warm summer rain, and anytime soon the best building lots will be gone. There are still many lots left, but you know how that works: many of them will only be second best.

As the area has been more developed, retail shopping followed and is now just minutes away. Waterfront Restaurants, the Pioneer Bike Trail, parks, and boat/kayak launches are nearby. The white sandy beaches of Boca Grande and Englewood are also nearby.

Golfers have access to 4 golf courses: Long Marsh, Palms, Oakland Hills and Cape Haze. Because the area is growing, Gasparilla Road is under construction and will soon become a four-lane highway, with easy access to get in and out of the community. Sidewalks are being built so you can walk and bike safely for miles and miles.

For all those who would like to build a brand new home, without being in a gated community, this is a tremendous opportunity. There are quite a few reputable builders who build beautiful homes. Either they or you choose the lot, and 6-8 months later you move in. You have to choose! You can be on a saltwater canal or on a sailboat water. If you don’t need/want to be on the water,  you can still buy a lot for under $20,000, and be happy.

So, do you want to build your own upscale custom home in South Gulf Cove? Or do you just want to explore your options?  We work with you and assist you on your journey. Just let us know your wish list. For more information give us a call at 941-244-8341 or write us an email at

Are you ready to live your dream? Imagine being able to dock your own boat right in your backyard. You are just a short walk away, and you can spend the day on the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. You don’t want a boat because you get seasick?  Well, you can cast a line from your own piece of natural shoreline or watch the birds and other wildlife. There are still hundreds of vacant lots available. Search and see for yourself.

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Waterway in South Gulf Cove leading to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico

South Gulf Cove waterways

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