Easy Convenient access by Land or Sea

Directions By Sea

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NOTE: Plan your trip to Safe Cove Inc. to arrive at the South Gulf Cove Locks as close to high tide as possible. (5 feet at low water) Go to Green Marker #9 (GPS: 26deg 56.14 \ 82deg 11.26) just south of the Myakka River Bridge.  You will see channel markers to South Gulf Cove ahead and to Port.  Favor green markers. Additional Lock instructions can be found at the Charlotte County Website

South Gulf Cove Boat Lock Operating Instructions


For the latest up to date operating instructions, repair and maintenance schedules on the lock go to the Charlotte County Website:


Lock Instructions

Directions By Land

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COMING FROM SOUTH ON I-75 EXIT 170: 
1. TAKE EXIT 170 (KING’S HIGHWAY EXIT).  EXIT LEFT OFF RAMP.
2. TURN RIGHT (WEST) AT THE LIGHT AT VETERAN’S BLVD. – APPROX. 3/4 MILE
3. CROSS OVER US-41 AND CONTINUE WEST ON EL JOBEAN RD/SR-776 W.) – APPROX. 8 MILES
4. TURN LEFT AT CR-771/GASPARILLA ROAD.  -- APPROX. 4 MILES
5. TURN LEFT AT APPLETON BLVD. – APPROX. 20 FEET
6. IMMEDIATELY TURN RIGHT ONTO WINBOROUGH DR. – APPROX. ½ MILE
7. GO ONE BLOCK AND TURN LEFT AT SIGN “BOAT STORAGE OFFICE”
LINK TO GOOGLE MAP FROM EXIT 170


COMING FROM NORTH ON 1-75 EXIT 191: 
1. TAKE EXIT 191.  HEAD SOUTH ON N. RIVER RD. – APPROX. 10 MILES
2. TURN LEFT AT WINCHESTER BLVD. – APPROX. 5 MILES
3. STAY LEFT AT S. MCCALL RD/SR-776E – APROX. 6 MILES
4. TURN RIGHT AT CR-771/GASPARILLA RD. – APPROX. 4 MILES
5. TURN LEFT AT APPLETON BLVD. – APPROX. 20 FEET
6. IMMEDIATELY TURN RIGHT ONTO WINBOROUGH DR. – APPROX. ½ MILE
7. GO ONE BLOCK AND TURN LEFT AT SIGN “BOAT STORAGE OFFICE”
LINK TO GOOGLE MAP FROM EXIT 191