addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwchatcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgoogleimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinmagnifying-glassmailminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonplusprice-ribbonImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruseryahoo

Coquina Bayside Park to Jewfish and Leffis Key EASY PADDLE

PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST BY 9:15-9:30 AM

COQUINA Ramp (BAYSIDE) on the Southern tip of Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach.

LAUNCH SITE IS SECOND LAUNCH-JUST NORTH OF SOUTH COQUINO RAMP

Our launch site is:

A.) the first launch ramp south of downtown Bradenton Beach,

B.)  north of  the 'Coquina Baywalk on Leffis Key ', and

C.),1/2 mile north of the launch ramp on the southern tip of Coquina Beach [just as you cross the bridge from Long Boat Key]

THIS IS JUST NORTH OF THE
Coquina Bayside South Boat Ramp

We will launch At 10:00 am so please arrive by 9:30 am Bring something to munch on-water (electrolytes recommended)

Sunhat -swimsuit-watershoes- sunscreen-etc.

This will probably run approx 3-4 hrs. We will paddle south  to (and around) Jewfish Key and stop at the sandbar there for a swim. There are usually lots of birds and occasionally a dolphin or two here. We will try to go through the mangroves going back up to the launch afterwards. After the paddle we can head across to the beach to hang out and have drinks/snacks. There are showers there and facilities so bring your swimsuit too!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

IF YOU GO TO THE SOUTH COQUINA LAUNCH JUST DRIVE UP THE ROAD NORTH FROM THERE AND ITS ON THE RIGHT

Join or login to comment.

  • Ann

    Perfect day and wonderful time:) Thanks again, Anne!

    September 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jack & I enjoyed the paddle. Great to meet a nice bunch of people and special thanks to Anne & all of you who forged through the mangroves as true "explorers"! Looking forward to another day on the water with you guys.

    September 2, 2013

  • Kay C

    Alot of fun !!! Thanks for organizing it Anne !!!

    September 1, 2013

  • Kumiko W.

    Great paddle and great day with so many of new and old good friends!! Thanks Anne for the great day!!

    September 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where do you recommend I buy a light kayak?

    September 1, 2013

  • Steve B.

    Thanks for taking so many of us out on a great paddle, Anne. Swimming on the paddle is always a big bonus for me. We were so close, (about 90') but yet so far from being able to go through the (far) tunnel into the open water.

    September 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a great day and thank you to all who made the adventure awsome. Nice people for a nice time.

    August 31, 2013

  • bob g

    My 1st time kayaking with this group, I had a lot of fun and met some really nice people, I look forward to doing it again!!!

    August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was nice to meet everyone today! Great day!

    August 31, 2013

  • Anne X.

    GREAT PADDLE-fabulous turnout and thanks for the help from our reuglars-especially Steve and Sam!

    August 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for organizing this.

      August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a beautiful paddle! Thanks Anne. Always such nice company with this group!

    August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had great time meeting everyone. Thanks Anne for your time and effort ...look forward to next paddle

    August 31, 2013

  • Judy

    At launch area. Downpours have stopped. Just a lite drizzle now with sun shining too!

    August 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Judy, I never crossed your path. It was great however!

      August 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The paddle was great...not that I did not cross your path, Judy...you know me...

      August 31, 2013

  • kevin f.

    great time with fantastic people

    August 31, 2013

  • Judy

    What a great day out on the water, thanks Anne for another terrific paddle.

    August 31, 2013

  • Sam G.

    I have four (4) Kayaks available to rent if anyone would like for me to bring them. I have a 10' Pimlaco (sit-in), 14' Pungo (sit-in), 14' Native American (Sit-on) and a 15' Ocean Kayak (15').
    They are $30.00 rentals.
    Please let me know if anyone is interested.
    Sam

    August 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, I need everything. Thanks!

      August 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for letting me rent the kayak. It was great.

      August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was wonderful. Thanks for a great paddle. Now, to buy a kayak again.

    August 31, 2013

  • Tillman S.

    Good outing with a bunch of wonderful kayakers....1st time out and
    had a great time............Perfect weather.......Thanks everyone.

    August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was wonderful. Thanks to everyone!!!!

    August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Im sorry not going to be able to make it got called into work

    August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes ... Company came in and I did RSVP and in my previous conversation said that there would be Three of us, and there will be Three of us ... I have already rented all three kayaks and getting the whistles today. Thank you for organizing this wonderful event at Coquina Beach area. Perfect Spot !!!!

    August 30, 2013

  • Elaine K.

    So sorry- last minute cancellation- hopefully the waiting list will be accommodated!

    August 30, 2013

  • Stephanie L.

    I don't have a kayak available.

    August 29, 2013

  • bob g

    Food for thought!!! Just a few minutes of kayaking from the south end of Jewfish Key, on the north end of Longboat Key, is a nice peaceful outdoor bayfront restaurant, Mar Vista, with a sand beach you can kayak up to, it has tables under trees alongside the beach on the bay. It has a great view of the islands and bay, the food is good and the prices are reasonable. It might be a nice place to get a drink or something to eat either during or after kayaking. It should be a nice day I'm looking forward to it.

    August 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great idea Bob .. Mar Vista is a great spot. I often. Launch at small boat ramp there. Look forward to meeting the entire group :)

      August 29, 2013

  • Sue T.

    Anne, so sorry to have to cancel. Looks like I am working on Saturday and maybe Sunday. Have a good time. Sue

    August 29, 2013

  • Anne X.

    Paddlers MUST have a PFD (life vest) as well as a whistle-this is required by law. PLEASE arrive EARLY so we can launch on time. thanks!

    August 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    *Is it possible to rent a kayak where we will be kayaking or does someone have an extra kayak that I might use?

    August 25, 2013

  • bruce s.

    I have to cancel out for 2 spaces..I hope that someone can use them..

    August 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are newbies also! Can't wait to meet all...60 something of you!

    August 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be my first meet up, can't wait to meet everyone.

    1 · August 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hiya all. We would luv to take paddle but lacking kayaks. Any ideas for rentals?
    Thanka u thanka u.
    Gregg & Lorrie

    August 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I rented today from 4 fun and more rentals. Phone number is[masked] 2719. They were very helpful. They only have sit on tops. They are delivering mine to the site at 9:30. Four hours is 30.00. They said it is okay if we go over time a bit.

      August 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a 14' tandem that I will rent and bring if there is an interest. Please reply to my email with your confirmation as I will have to get it out of my storage unit. It can be used as a single as well.

    August 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey David, that sounds great! I have someone in mind to take and would need a tandem. Can I rent it from you? Just contacted her and waiting for a response to see if she wants to go.

      August 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have life vests and paddles

      August 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Possible need another rental, I'm inviting someone but can't confirm til Monday.

    August 24, 2013

  • kevin f.

    looking forward to this event, its the first time in a few weeks im not working the weekend....YES

    August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Company coming in from Dallas at this time, and if they are wanting to kayak, I will let you know. Will have to rent THREE kayaks at www.funandmore. ... Thankxxx for the information on the rentals, and thank you for having this at Coquina ...

    August 24, 2013

  • bruce s.

    there are two of us, and only one kayak; is there any chance that there might be extra kayaks around?..or for rent?
    thanks Bruce

    August 23, 2013

  • Tillman S.

    This will be my first kayaking experience with the group. Looking forward to meeting some of you from the group.

    1 · August 23, 2013

41 went

  • Anne X.
    Kayak & Movie Goddess-Explorer Feb 16, 2015, Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Sam G.
    explorer 11/8/2016
  • Larry S.
    Explorer 6/22/2017
  • bob g
    Explorer 7/4/2017
  • matt
    Explorer 5/4/2017
  • Dave H
    Explorer 6/29/2017, Assistant Organizer
  • Ann
    Explorer 6/23/2017, Assistant Organizer
  • Michael
    explorer 3/29/2015, Assistant Organizer
  • Lois N.
    explorer 4/28/2017
  • Larry C.
    Explorer 6/21/17, Assistant Organizer
  • Kay C
    Explorer 6/23/2017, Assistant Organizer
  • Ann +1
    Explorer 9/28/2016
  • Kumiko W.
    Explorer 6/20/2017
  • Steve B.
    Explorer 6/20/2017, Assistant Organizer
  • Byron S.
    Explorer 6/20/2017
  • Donna K.
    Explorer 6/24/2017
  • kevin f.
    Explorer 6/20/2017
  • Judy
    explorer 3/22/2015
  • Tillman S.
    Explorer 2/2/2017
  • A former member
  • A former member
    +1 guest
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
    +1 guest
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
    +1 guest
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member

This Meetup is community funded

$10.00/year

Member dues are used to:
  • Cover Meetup costs
  • Provide supplies or equipment

60 day free trial

No credit card required

After the trial you must pay dues to continue attending Meetups.

Cancel dues at any time.

Dues are billed each year.

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy