Where to Kayak the Dune Lakes in 30A
Have you ever heard of a Dune Lake? They are a rarity around the world, however, 15 of them are located right on Scenic Highway 30A! These dune lakes are said to be 10,000 years old and were formed by a change of wind creating a basin in the sand creating lakes. The lakes are only about 5 feet deep and are in the different communities along 30A. One of the best ways to experience this natural form is to kayak the dune lakes in 30A.
Camp Helen State Park is the best way to access a coastal dune lake. Home to Lake Powell, the largest coastal dune lake in Florida there is a myriad of activities to partake in at Camp Helen. Rent a kayak and cruise through the coastal dune lake, enjoy freshwater and saltwater fishing, swimming, and so much more. Accessible through Inlet Beach, or by car, there is a small fee for entering to ensure the area stays protected from heavy foot traffic.
If you don’t feel like getting wet but still want to savor the stunning surroundings you can hike the walking trails, test your nature skills, search for wildlife, and try your hand at beachcombing to find hidden treasures. Camp Helen has artifacts that imply that humans inhabited the area more than 4,000 years ago. Do your research and let the day serve as an educational experience.
No matter where you are staying along Scenic Highway 30A, Camp Helen State Park is not far. We encourage guests to check out at least one of the many coastal dune lakes to get to know the area a bit better and find even more appreciation for the gorgeous scenery.
Book your summer stay at Adagio and kayak the dune lakes in 30A for a one-of-a-kind experience along the beach!