Flagler Beach - Watersports


With mile upon mile of paddling trails across Palm Coast and Flagler County, and dozens of rental shops and public launch sites... what's your excuse? If your kids are slightly more eager than you, you can supervise in many spots while walking trails alongside. We've taken care to note kayaking and canoeing highlights throughout these chapters, though a handful also worth mentioning include:

  • Bulow Creek Paddling Trail
  • Tomoka River Paddling Trail
  • Tomoka State Park
  • St. Johns River system
  • Website: Florida paddling trails online


A great local shop to get you started is Tropical Kayak. They'll rent you all the gear, and also offer beginner lessons, plus guided tours and eco-tours. In no time at all you'll be on first-name terms with the Intracoastal and surrounding wetlands.


Part surf camp for grown-ups, part relaxation retreat, this operation has a great range of programs. Whether you'd prefer to kayak, stand-up paddle, or surf (or learn how to do any of the above), there's a camp, course or tour for you. Rather rent and do your own thing? See their details on page 123 or head straight to their site, below.

  • Website: northbeachsurfadventures.com
  • Address: 2480 N Ocean Shore Blvd., Flagler Beach, FL 32136-2713
  • Children: Yes!
  • Keep in mind: Couples' Retreats also offered