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Miami is a popular destination for paddleboarding, with numerous sites to launch your paddleboard and explore the beautiful waters. Here are five top sites in Miami for launching your paddleboard:
Matheson Hammock Park: Located in Coral Gables, Matheson Hammock Park offers calm waters and a picturesque setting. There's a designated area for launching paddleboards, and you can explore the scenic mangroves and Biscayne Bay.
Crandon Park: Situated on Key Biscayne, Crandon Park features a stunning beach and clear waters, making it a fantastic spot for paddleboarding. The calm bay side of the park is particularly suitable for beginners or those looking for a relaxed paddleboarding experience.
Virginia Key: Virginia Key is a barrier island located east of downtown Miami. The Virginia Key offers kayak and paddleboard rentals and an ideal launch spot. You can explore the surrounding waterways, including the Virginia Key Lagoon and the mangrove trails.
Hobie Beach: Also known as Windsurfer Beach, Hobie Beach is located on the Rickenbacker Causeway near Key Biscayne. This beach is popular among paddleboarders and windsurfers due to its calm waters and favorable wind conditions. It offers a great view of the Miami skyline as you paddle.
Oleta River State Park: Situated in North Miami, Oleta River State Park is Florida's largest urban park and offers various outdoor activities. The park has a designated paddleboarding launch area, and you can explore the scenic Oleta River and the nearby Biscayne Bay.
Please note that conditions can vary, and it's always a good idea to check weather forecasts, local regulations, and any specific rules or restrictions for each location before heading out for a paddleboarding session.
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