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2022 Florida SUP Guide | The Best Places to Paddle Board in Florida (Free Download)
Announcing, our brand new Florida SUP guide…
In the Inflatable Boarder Florida Paddle Boarding Guide, we’ll take a look at 20 of the sunshine state’s top spots for stand up paddle boarding. You’ll discover where to go in the state of Florida for unbelievable paddling, as well as exactly who to contact while you’re there for an amazing time!
It’s no secret that Florida is a prime destination for stand up paddle boarding – from pristine beaches to wildlife-filled rivers, Florida truly is a paddle boarder’s dream.
If going paddle boarding in Florida is something that you’ve always dreamed of, or if you’re in the process of planning your next vacation, this 62 page PDF guide is a must have.
Did you know? In addition to the fact that Florida is well-known for its wide variety of beautiful SUP spots, the state is also home to a number of companies that manufacture inflatable SUPs such as iRocker, BOTE Boards, and YOLO.
Locations Covered in Our Florida Paddle Boarding Guide
- St. Pete/Clearwater — A prime spot, with the bay and the gulf on either side.
- Tampa — Tampa Bay’s gentle waters are ideal for stand up paddleboarding.
- Jupiter — Ranked “9th Happiest Seaside Town in America” with plenty of SUP spots.
- New Smyrna Beach — On the Atlantic Ocean with the Intracoastal running through town.
- Suwannee River — Crystal clear swimming holes, beachy rest areas, and great river camps.
- Destin — The Gulf waters around Destin are usually smooth and clear.
- South Walton — Many different SUP options, including the gulf and Choctawhatchee Bay.
- Grayton Beach State Park — Gorgeous white sandy beaches, flowers, and other vegetation.
- St. Andrews State Park — Lies along the Gulf of Mexico, St. Andrews Bay, and Grand Lagoon.
- St. Augustine — Offers oustanding spots like the Matanzas River and Faver Dyke’s State Park.
- Everglades National Park — Various paddling trails and areas within the park to explore.
- Wekiva River — A beautiful spot to paddle board, swim, picnick, or just relax in nature.
- Florida Keys — The water in the Keys is generally calm, smooth, and perfect for paddleboarding.
- Bahia Honda State Park — Plenty of waterways, picnic and hiking areas, swimming, and more.
- Jacksonville — A variety of interesting tributaries, lakes, and coves.
- Naples — A great place to spot dolphins and sea turtles while paddling.
- Loxahatchee River — Natural beauty that is mostly untouched and unchanged.
- Amelia Island — A “hidden gem” that is rarely crowded.
- Cape Canaveral — A beautiful stretch of undeveloped land along Florida’s east coast.
- Cocoa Beach — Beautiful landscapes, waterways, and wildlife spotting opportunities.
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