22 Nov 2017
Paddleboarding is quickly becoming one of the most popular water sports in the country — and for good reason! It’s a great way to get exercise, work on your tan, and navigate to the scenic areas that boats can’t go. If you would like to experience the paddleboarding adventure of a lifetime, head over to Santa Rosa Beach, FL. You’ll find white-sand beaches, crystal-clear water, and rare coastal dune lakes just waiting to be explored. Find out how you can get your 30A paddleboard rentals. Then, get ready to have a fun day out on the water!
Santa Rosa Beach Paddle Board Rentals
There are several sports outfitters that rent paddleboards on 30A, but the following are our top recommendations. Here’s why! The following are just a few places to find paddleboard rentals on 30A.
YOLO Board Adventures
YOLO Board is our go-to for Surf and SUP paddleboard rentals on Santa Rosa Beach, FL. They also have a wonderful selection of 30A kayak rentals. All of their boards feature the newest designs, so you can glide across the water in style! Comfortable boards and adjustable paddles are just a few things that set them apart from the rest. You may pick up your board at the store, or it can even be delivered right to your front door. YOLO Board also offers a wide variety of local paddleboarding tours, many of which are free. All you need to do is bring your own board!
Boathouse Paddle Club
Are you searching for WaterColor paddleboard rentals? Head over to Boathouse Paddle Club! Situated on Western Lake, it is the only flatwater SUP rental location on 30A. They also offer a wide variety of private and group lessons for all ages. Whether you choose a beginner’s course, a family class, or an intermediate tour, there is something for everyone. You can even relax and unwind with a SUP yoga class!
Yellowfin Ocean Sports
With three separate locations on Seagrove, WaterColor, and Grayton Beach, Yellowfin Ocean Sports is another one of our favorites. Their boards are lightweight with adjustable paddles, and they carry one of the best selections of fishing gear on 30A. If you decide to visit the store, you can browse through a collection of YETI products, fishing shirts, and signature Yellowfin merchandise.
Where to Go Paddle Boarding on 30A
Whether you paddle through the Gulf or float along calmer waters, there are hundreds of great places to go paddleboarding in South Walton. Many of the area’s state parks also have public access to the coastal dune lakes. Here are some of our top recommendations for paddleboarding on 30A:
Topsail Hill Preserve
One of the most diverse natural ecosystems in Florida, Topsail Hill Preserve is an incredible sight to behold. Here, you’ll find wet prairies, marshes, cypress domes, and five coastal dune lakes. Two of the most popular for paddleboarding are Morris Lake and Campbell Lake.
Located on the corner of Lakewood Drive and Lakeview Drive, you’ll find stunning scenery at Eastern Lake. There is plenty of parking and you can access the lake from the boat launch.
Western Lake is one of the more popular paddleboarding destinations. The best way to access it is at Grayton Beach State Park. On any given day, you may spot blue heron, egrets, terns, and other wildlife along the shoreline.
Deer Lake State Park
This park is located on Santa Rosa Beach, just west of the WaterSound development. To get to Deer Lake, you can follow the winding boardwalk to the beach access. Truly a hidden gem, you may even be lucky enough to have the whole lake to yourself!
Family Paddleboarding Excursions
If you are a beginner, a guided tour can be a great way to learn the basics. Boathouse Paddle Club and YOLO Boards offer many lessons and adventures throughout the year. We also offer a daily kid’s SUP Camp on Eastern Lake. Once everyone becomes a pro on the water, take the whole family on a scenic tour of Western Lake.
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Now that you know the ins and outs of 30A paddleboarding, it’s time to book your South Walton beach vacation! Allow Royal Destinations to find your perfect home-away-from-home. Each of our luxurious properties is located near the best beaches, events, shopping, and attractions on 30A. No matter which of our accommodations you choose, we promise that your family will make memories to last a lifetime. Contact us today to book your next trip to paradise. We can’t wait to hear all about your paddle boarding adventures!