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Salt Life Kayaking Spots in Florida

You can consider me your go-to guide on where to kayak in Florida because I know of the best kayak spots in Florida. For every day I spent in Florida over the past 4 years, I can say that I went out on my kayak for at least 95% of them. I was lucky enough to have a secret kayak spot in Florida right in my backyard, with a sandbar full of stingrays, dolphins, star fish, and so much more.


For starters, you have to kayak on the west coast of Florida. While I’m sure the excitement is unreal for many people on the east coast, when it came to kayaking, it didn’t provide. So, definitely hit up the west side. Additionally, if you want to know one of the best vacation rental homes in Florida, you’ve come to the right place. I like to consider myself an expert for that as well. After 4 years (5 years if you consider the time I traveled the east coast), I’ve seen a lot of the state.

While other people call Florida the armpit of the United States, I like to call it the life of falling asleep drunk in a kayak or on the beach. The lifestyle is unlike anything else. People drink cocktails at dinner, often times way too many, they get lazy on the sandy shores of one of the many stunning beaches, they explore the salt life and simply enjoy life.

Stress isn’t a thing in Florida because although you’re working an awful job at minimal pay, you have this right in front of you. Here are some of my favourite moments while staying in one of the best vacation rental homes in Florida.


As you can see, I’m a little bit of a kayak addict. Right in my backyard, there was a sandbar you could kayak out to in about 20 minutes with a serious paddle game. This is where you would find all kinds of hidden gems that I can almost guarantee don’t come with other vacation rental homes in Florida. It’s the best secret kayak spot in Florida that I’ve ever experienced!

Where else can you go where dolphins come to say good morning to you? While seeing a dolphin up close and personal (and not held in captivity) is like seeing a double rainbow, it’s not as rare as you think in Florida. There were many times when I would step out in my backyard and be greeted by a pod of darling dolphins. If that’s not a secret kayak spot in Florida, I don’t know what is.

Sometimes I’d see a pod fishing along the sea wall dump my kayak in and just sit a meter away from them as they chased down their dinner.


Fort De Soto is a great park to spend the day at. It’s full of history, fishing, water activities, hiking, beaching, sunbathing, playing on the dog beach – you name it. It costs $5 or something like that to get in, and is worth every penny. There were many a days I spent here.

Kayaking didn’t present any dolphins for me when I did go, but I saw all sorts of beautiful star fish. So, it’s certainly a not-so-secret secret kayak spot in Florida.



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