Day 171 – Captains Cove Poolside Restaurant and Bar in Sanford FL

Day 171 – Captains Cove Poolside Restaurant and Bar in Sanford FL
Captains Cove Sanford FL

Captains Cove Sanford FL

Captain’s Cove is definitely one of my favorite bars in Sanford. The pool patio by the River makes it the perfect spot to hang out with friends on a warm summer night, enjoy a cool beer and listen to the live music.

Outside Pool Bar

Outside Pool Bar

When I first “discovered” this place 4 years ago with a friend (back then the place had a different name and wasn’t renovated yet), I was extremely happy and excited! Ever since I can remember I have been wanting to experience a true poolside bar. Is it because I’m German (and always looking for the tropical Florida atmosphere as opposed to cold rainy summers as we have them in Germany) or why do I think this is beyond special? Either way, this is one of my top picks when it comes to Sanford area bars. Can’t believe it took me so long to post something about it but until tonight we hadn’t been here since I started this blog end of September (it was probably just too cold for me…).

Only disadvantage: mosquitoes get pretty wild, so bring along an insect repellent. Even now, before spring or summer time, I have been bitten several times… Nevertheless, I am willing to take that sacrifice to enjoy the unique atmosphere.

Captains Cove

Captains Cove

Also,watch out for those fun summer pool parties. There are typically signs all over highway 46 advertising them once it’s time again 🙂

Great plan for the day: Meet your friends for a relaxing afternoon by the pool. Read your favorite book or magazine while tanning in the Florida sun.

Fun events to check out:

  • Wine Down Wednesdays with all you can drink house wine from 7pm to 9pm.
  • $7.99 Sunday Brunch with $1 Mimosas and $3 Bloody Mary Bar.

Make sure to also check out their web site for more info and the menu (which by the way really isn’t that important if you have the unique opportunity to enjoy a pool side bar – I rarely eat here):

Captain’s Cove
4380 Carraway Pl
Sanford, FL 32771
(407) 322-7575

Unique Poolside Dining

Unique Poolside Dining

About The Author


Hi, my name is Claudia! I live, work and play in Sanford, FL. To top it all off, I am also totally in love with Sanford! My husband Jose and I are Realtors in Sanford, FL and help people realize their dreams of home ownership. We have two sons, Nicolas (2011) and Lukas (2013). I am originally from Germany, moved here in 2004. In 2008 I started I love everything that says creativity. Design is my passion, no matter if Graphic, Web or Fashion Design - and I am also into photography :) I'm also very social and love to hang out with my family and friends, be it for a kids play date or a fun night out ;)


  1. ted

    god awful….need different management

  2. jon

    Disgusting place, food cold, owner has a real attitude, will never go back


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