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The Best Water Activities in Florida on the Gulf Coast

Photo of surf boards: one of the top water activities in Florida

When you visit the Florida Gulf Coast, it’s impossible to ignore the allure of the beaches and the beauty of the ocean. The glittering gulf will beckon you to try out new adventures on the water, such as surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, or parasailing. Spending time trying water activities in Florida is one of our favorite ways to exercise and have fun on vacation. You can access a wealth of water sports near our Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty rentals since many of our properties are just steps from the beach. Get on the water, enjoy the views, and try something new on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Surfing in Indian Rocks Beach

If you’ve always wanted to learn to surf, then Indian Rocks Beach is an excellent place to start. The sand bottom beaches are great for beginners, and Sister Jo’s Surf School has everything you need to be safe on the water. Learn the basics of reading waves, popping up, and trimming the wave. If you already know how to navigate the waves, then rent a board from Nekton Surf.

Kayaking in Pinellas County

There are several fantastic kayaking spots throughout Pinellas County, including the surrounding Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico. If you are up for a drive, take your kayak to Fort De Soto Park and discover the unique barrier islands. Rent your kayak from Island Marine Rentals or join a guided tour with Coconut Kayak to find the best-hidden paddling spots!

Snorkeling at Egmont Key

Egmont Key is one of the best snorkeling spots in Florida for beginners. Snorkel the shallow and calm waters with Dolphin Snorkeling Cruise and then take some time to explore the historical sites and activities on the island.

Jet Skiing in Florida

Whether you want to learn how to explore Anclote Key, Three Rooker, Honeymoon Island, or Hurricane Pass, choose Wet Rentals for exciting jet skiing adventures! They also have rentals available for visitors who have completed the Florida Boater’s License Course.

Paddleboarding Indian Rocks Beach

Explore the Intracostal Waterway or the Gulf of Mexico on a paddleboard. Stop at Island Marine Rentals for your SUP rental and then paddle past marine life as you take in the picturesque landscape.

Parasailing in Madeira Beach

Fly high above the water of the Gulf of Mexico and try parasailing in Madiera Beach. This fun Florida water sport is an excellent activity for families visiting the area. Check out Gator’s Parasail or Eagle Parasail.

Find the Perfect Florida Vacation Rental for You!

After a day of exciting water activities in Florida, you will need the perfect place to unwind. Our vacation rentals at Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty are the best choice for anyone visiting the Gulf Coast. From cozy beach cottages to luxury condos, we have something for everyone at Plumlee. Find our complete list of properties here, browse all of our beautiful rentals, and soon you will find the perfect place in paradise.