Coastal Paddling in Northwest Florida, FL

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  1. Shell Island is a great place to escape the crowds of Panama City Beach. Spend a day paddling in the calm waters of the bay, watching dolphins and relaxing on the beach.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    8.8 miles
    Duration
    A trip to Shell Island can be a full day experience. You can paddle, swim, snorkel, go for a walk, look for shells, or just relax on the beach.
  2. Game fish, night dives, and shallow waters make the USS Massachusetts a dive to remember, and caution is paramount at this wreck turned reef.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    91.0 miles
    Duration
  3. Stay close to the surface or dive the depths of this historical ship turned artificial reef.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    4222.1 miles
    Duration
  4. Paddle the serene saltwater marshes, keep a watchful eye for dolphins, and hike through sandy, wooded trails at Big Lagoon State Park.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    96.5 miles
    Duration
  5. From floating bars to dolphin tours, Crab Island has something to offer for anyone who loves fun, sun, and crystal clear waters.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    20.5 miles
    Duration
  6. The Navarre Beach Marine Science Station has it all---an education-geared pavilion, camps, community events, and three artificial reefs.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    68.1 miles
    Duration
  7. Snorkeling, wildlife watching, and more can be experienced at Destin Snorkel in the emerald green waters of the Gulf Coast.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    44.5 miles
    Duration
    Most tours average between 2-3 hours in length.
  8. Pensacola has a variety of locations that are popular for kayaking, including Bayou Texar, an estuary in East Pensacola.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    87.1 miles
    Duration
    You can kayak for a couple hours or longer. There are also local tour companies that offer 2+ hour tours.
  9. Deadman's Island in Gulf Breeze is only accessible by boat, and is a fun place to spend a day exploring.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    83.5 miles
    Duration
    Plan for at least a half day to get out and back, and be able to spend a little bit of time on the island. There are a few tour companies in the area that offer half, full, and multi day excursions.
  10. La Dolce Vita offers paddleboard rentals for you to test your skills on both the beaches of Destin and the beaches of South Walton.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    36.2 miles
    Duration
    Rentals start at 1 hour to full day
  11. Big Sabine near Pensacola Beach is a scenic spot with both calm areas and waves, great for both kiteboarders and paddle boarders.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    81.4 miles
    Duration
    You can spend anywhere from a couple hours to a full day enjoying the surf and sand.
  12. Enjoy camellias, butterfly gardens, and a picnic on the lawn of a historical mansion at Eden Gardens.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    21.8 miles
    Duration
  13. Choctawhatchee Bay spans almost 30 miles and is a vast expanse of open water that is ideal for kayaking and canoeing in the Florida Panhandle.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    45.7 miles
    Duration
  14. The Intracoastal Waterway runs 16 miles between the key and the mainland. Stay close to the shore along this narrow waterway to see birds such as pelicans or herons.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    97.9 miles
    Duration
    The Intracoastal Waterway runs 16 miles between the key and the mainland, but you can choose how long you want to be out there.
  15. BOTE Boards, based out of Destin, FL, offers fun for water lovers and adventurers along the emerald green waters of the Florida Panhandle.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    43.9 miles
    Duration
  16. Walkin' on Water Paddleboards offers the sublime fun of paddleboarding in the sunny environs of Panama City Beach. The popular spring break destination is far less crowded the rest of the year, making it a perfect place to get out on the water and glide through its sights while getting a light workout courtesy of Walkin' on Water Paddleboards along the way.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    11.5 miles
    Duration
  17. Paddle among one of the most picturesque lakes in northwest Florida, the Coastal Dune Lakes. Beyond the Gulf of Mexico, sandy lakes are nestled among sea grass-covered knolls. 15 lakes stretch along the 26 miles of coastline from Topsail Hill Preserve State Park to Rosemary Beach and are perfect spots to kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    83.6 miles
    Duration
    Can be out for as long or little as you want! The lakes are small in size but close by.
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