How does 355 days of sunshine a year sound? If you don’t like the cold weather, this could be the place for you. In addition to having fantastic weather, Cape Coral is also home to some gorgeous vistas. Cape Coral is on the Gulf of Mexico and has over 400 miles of canals and waterways. For obvious reasons, this community is often called the “Waterfront Wonderland.” Cape Coral is the largest city in Southwest Florida and it’s less than 10 miles from Fort Myers.