Grab Your Gear! Top Kayak & Snorkel Destinations for Central Florida

Loving the Florida Lifestyle

Living with 365 days of sunshine has its advantages. Peak inside the garage of your average Taylor Morrison West Florida home and you’ll find enough outdoor gear to start a sporting goods store!

Not just golf clubs, either.

Kayaks, snorkels, masks, fins and fishing gear are necessities. People love to stay active here and when Sarasota real estate is right next to the best beaches in the world, water sports top the menu.

Read on to uncover a stunning new kayak launch or a fish filled snorkeling hot spot.

Sharks’ Tooth Capital of the World

Bayside and Bellacina by Casey Key are right down the road from the famed beaches of Venice. To collect your toothy souvenirs, snorkel a few yards out from shore and search where rocks and shells accumulate.

The clear waters of Casperen Beach provide idyllic kayaking.

Esplanade by Siesta Key: Up the Road to Ft. DeSoto

Known for super calm waters, Ft. DeSoto State Park is home to a unique snorkeler’s treat – live sand dollars!

Just swim past the sand bars and keep your eyes peeled.

Manmade Reef, Same Critters

Kayak fishing is all the rage these days and there’s nowhere better to fill the boat than at West Florida’s artificial reefs:

Where’s your favorite spot for water adventures? Share them below in our comments section!


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