Kayaking New Smyrna Beach

Kayaking New Smyrna Beach

Kayaking New Smyrna Beach is a great way to explore the mangroves, Indian River Lagoon system and also to experience the diverse wildlife that is native to New Smyrna Beach. 

If you are looking for an opportunity to see dolphins, manatees, rosette spoonbills, ospreys and so much more – kayaking in New Smyrna Beach is the perfect experience for you. 

We frequently paddle out into the river and see dolphins on almost every paddle. We spotted a rare rosette spoonbill while kayaking Spruce Creek park and always enjoy spotting coastal birds. 



New Smyrna Beach kayak launch at Spruce Creek Park

New Smyrna Beach Kayak Launches

Public Kayak Launch - Edgewater, FL

413 S. Riverside Dr. Edgwater, FL

Spruce Creek Park

6250 S. Ridgewood Avenue, Port Orange, FL

Callalisa Park

598 S. Peninsula Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL

George R. Kennedy Park - Edgewater, FL

103 N. Riverside Dr. Edgewater, FL

Cracker Creek

1795 Taylor Rd. Port Orange, FL

kayaking new smyrna beach

We enjoy exploring the islands and sand bars. During low tide, be careful of oyster beds. The water can get quite shallow during low tide but we love exploring the sand bars. There are always lots of hermit crabs on the sand bars and they can be quite fun for kids to watch.  

Spruce Creek Park tends to be much calmer than the open inter coastal waterway. We have seen stunning birds at Spruce Creek Park and we have also seen Jellyfish. 

view from island while kayaking new smyrna beach fl
New Smyrna Beach family photography of a paddleboard

If you are on vacation and looking for fun things to do in New Smyrna Beach, go on a paddling tour! LayZboards offers SUP and kayak rentals that can be delivered but they also offer paddling tours in New Smyrna Beach. 

We visited them on their paddling tour of Callalisa Creek and every person there was pumped to get in the water and have a great time. 

One of our favorite things to do in New Smyrna Beach and surrounding area is go kayaking. It’s so relaxing to get outdoors and observe nature. What are some of your favorite places to go kayaking in New Smyrna Beach?

If you are visiting and looking for fun things to do in New Smyrna Beach, check out our travel guide to New Smyrna Beach

things to do in New Smyrna Beach, New Smyrna Beach sunset at Spruce Creek Park