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A Complete Guide to Kayaking in Pensacola

Pensacola boasts an abundance of waterways, including bays, winding bayous, meandering rivers, and along the sugar-white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, creating the ultimate kayaking location. Over the years, we have spent countless hours exploring these waters, and here, we have compiled a comprehensive list of areas to launch and explore by kayak. Use this page to discover kayak launches, view maps, and learn more about kayaking in Pensacola.

What If I Don’t Have a Kayak?

If you don’t have a kayak, there are many places to rent kayaks, and Outdoor Gulf Coast is one of those locations. See an area you want to kayak? Let us know, and we can deliver a kayak to you!

Looking for kayak rentals? View our prices and packages.

Where to Kayak in Perdido Key

Southwest Pensacola and Perdido Key have many nice areas to kayak. From Big Lagoon to the Perdido River, many diverse ecosystems exist.

Where to Kayak in Northwest Pensacola

Where to Kayaking in Northeast Pensacola

Where to Kayak in South Pensacola

Where to Kayak in Gulf Breeze

Where to Kayak in Milton and Bagdad

Blackwater River Kayak Launch

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  1. Great article. There is an abundance of rivers in the panhandle and all of northwest florida. The awesome beaches here often seem to override the natural beauty just north of the coast. Definitely worth the effort to venture north and enjoy..