Every paddler knows that Florida is a paddling state. Being a peninsula with thousands of fingers, inlets, and islands all around its shores, there is unlimited kayaking, paddleboarding and canoeing opportunities in Florida. It is therefore difficult to rate the different areas against one another as they are so diverse.
Fort Myers and Sanibel Island are located on the west coast of South Florida. This is one such area that has an seemingly unlimited number of bays, islands, beaches, preserves, and inlets to paddle. Here are some options for you if you're ever in the area or looking to paddle somewhere warm this winter.