The Cape Coral Yacht Club is located in SE Cape Coral at 5819 Driftwood Parkway. This was the first area to be developed.
Originally opened in 1962. It is a public community park on the Caloosahatchee River
It features a beach on the river. Originally, there was a beach pavilion. This was demolished in November, 2019. There is a 600 foot pier opened 24 hours. Fishing is allowed. There are picnic areas. There is a junior Olympic sized pool. There is a public boat launch. There are tennis courts.
There is a Yacht Club Ballroom. This is rented out for private events.
Built in 1977, the Tony Rotino Center serves the Yacht Club Community.
A fairly recent addition is the Boathouse Bar and Grill.
It was recently (9/2020) announced that the Cape Coral Yacht Club is to undergo a 14 million dollar upgrade. The money for the project was obtained from Go Bond Fund.
To be included in the project are: making the beach larger; possibly moving the boat launches; adding a parking structure; adding finger piers to increase boat capacity.