Paddling the Park

Two paddle boards at launch area by the water

Paddleboarding is a great way to get outside, have fun, and keep your core body in shape. It's also an easy way to explore the waterways surrounding the park. Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park is a barrier island and has over a mile of beach plus the Cocohatchee River and surrounding backwaters. Many people choose to wind through the backwaters for a great ride. Others prefer the beach itself.

While traditional surfing can be traced back to Polynesians who immigrated to Hawaii; the exact history of paddle boarding is unknown. In the 1940s, surf instructors would take paddles and stand on their boards to get a better view of the traditional surfers in the water and incoming swells, and from time to time they would surf the waves in themselves, using the paddle to steer the board. Today paddleboarding can be found where ever there is water.

Grab your board and come explore the park. No board? No problem! Naples Beach Adventures, located in Lot #4, has all your rental needs.