Cape Coral is a very popular destination worldwide for serious boating and fishing enthusiasts. This is largely due to the fact that the city contains hundreds of miles of Gulf access (ocean access) canals. With over 400 miles of canals crossing the city, much of Cape Coral is directly sited on water with beautiful picturesque views in many locations. With this much waterfront land available, it means many homes have the luxury of parking a boat on their own private dock in the garden. This is a huge benefit to vacationers seeking a private home with unique leisure facilities and not available in many cities in Florida or most of the US.