Boca Raton Surfski – K1 – SUP workout loop with short portage.

Spanish River Blvd – Boca Raton Inlet loop

for lightweight boats or boards!

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Satellite view of a simple reversible fitness – workout loop in Boca Raton, Florida.

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Here’s a simple workout and fitness paddling loop starting and ending at Spanish River Blvd in Boca Raton. It’s one of the few places where a short portage from beach to intracoastal is easy to do with a lightweight paddling kit. This feature is quite rare in South Florida – so rare in fact that you’d have to go down to Mizell-Johnson (John U Lloyd) State Park in Dania Beach for the next spot to be able to portage from the ocean to the intracostal! This is due to geography, the intense development, private property, seawalls and beach landing restrictions. The route is obviously reversible to take advantage of the tides.

So if you find yourself in Boca Raton and want to do a quick couple hour paddle give it a go!

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There’s plenty of street parking on Spanish River Blvd between A1A and the intracoastal bridge. This is the western-most spot.
This is much cheaper than entering one of the (very nice) Boca parks – and much more convenient for paddling.

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Everybody has to pay and pay, Boca Raton never gives it away! ๐Ÿ˜‰
2 hours parking is more than enough to paddle the loop with two swim breaks and the portage!

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I found myself in Boca Raton with time to spare for a paddle.
My 25lb k1 trainer “RGB” (Kirton Tercel) is an ideal boat for this loop and portage!

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flex maslan Boca Raton fitness kayakfari paddle kayak loop workout k1 surfski spanish river beach inlet intracoastal lake

Street entry into path that goes under the Spanish River Blvd bridge.

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flex maslan Boca Raton fitness kayakfari paddle kayak loop workout k1 surfski spanish river beach inlet intracoastal lake

The path has been recently cleared and is much nicer than in years past when I did this portage carrying my surfski through the brush!

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flex maslan Boca Raton fitness kayakfari paddle kayak loop workout k1 surfski spanish river beach inlet intracoastal lake

Under the Spanish River Blvd bridge looks nice with no funny characters around. There is some trash but looks like they are trying to keep it clean.

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flex maslan Boca Raton fitness kayakfari paddle kayak loop workout k1 surfski spanish river beach inlet intracoastal lake

An almost ideal sandy beach to launch from under the bridge.
If there is washed up seaweed though it can get a lil “stale”. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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flex maslan Boca Raton fitness kayakfari paddle kayak loop workout k1 surfski spanish river beach inlet intracoastal lake

RGB ready to launch into the intracostal waterway under the Spanish River Blvd bridge in Boca Raton.

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flex maslan Boca Raton fitness kayakfari paddle kayak loop workout k1 surfski spanish river beach inlet intracoastal lake

Bridge over Spanish River Blvd from the south side.

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flex maslan Boca Raton fitness kayakfari paddle kayak loop workout k1 surfski spanish river beach inlet intracoastal lake

Heading south along the east side mangroves line the intracostal as these are parks.
Don’t look too close though, there might be people livin’ in them thar woods!

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Further south, McMansions, actual mansions and a few “normal” homes line the instracoastal with seawalls.

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Sure is sexy, but not as sexy as my kayak! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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flex maslan Boca Raton fitness kayakfari paddle kayak loop workout k1 surfski spanish river beach inlet intracoastal lake

On the west bank of the intracoastal there is another put in option at the boat ramp at Silver Palm Park off Palmetto Park Rd. I was glad to not have to deal with this traffic today!

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Silver Palm Park however is a great place to launch for paddling the annual Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade!
Kayaking the Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade.

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Lake Boca Raton and narrow inlet to the ocean.

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flex maslan Boca Raton fitness kayakfari paddle kayak loop workout k1 surfski spanish river beach inlet intracoastal lake

Cruising across a serene Lake Boca Raton towards the inlet.

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Stark contrast to paddling busy Lake Boca Raton during the annual Boca Bash.
Paddling the Boca Bash โ€“ Boats, Bikinis & Beers in Boca Raton!

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The A1A draw bridge over Boca Raton Inlet seen from the ocean side.

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flex maslan Boca Raton fitness kayakfari paddle kayak loop workout k1 surfski spanish river beach inlet intracoastal lake

Looking straight out the Boca Raton Inlet – it’s very narrow and there is always a small break on the north side.

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Just north of the inlet is a row of high rise condos on the beach.

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flex maslan Boca Raton fitness kayakfari paddle kayak loop workout k1 surfski spanish river beach inlet intracoastal lake

It’s a nice wide beach, these are presumably turtle nesting areas fenced off?

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flex maslan Boca Raton fitness kayakfari paddle kayak loop workout k1 surfski spanish river beach inlet intracoastal lake

RGB on da beach in Boca Raton!
This is a great place to cool off with a short swim break.
A large Tarpon swam within 30ft of me in the shallow waters.

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flex maslan Boca Raton fitness kayakfari paddle kayak loop workout k1 surfski spanish river beach inlet intracoastal lake

Feeling much nicer after a refreshing swim! ๐Ÿ™‚

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flex maslan Boca Raton fitness kayakfari paddle kayak loop workout k1 surfski spanish river beach inlet intracoastal lake

A few miles up the beach this building and the Australian Pines mark Spanish River Blvd.

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flex maslan Boca Raton fitness kayakfari paddle kayak loop workout k1 surfski spanish river beach inlet intracoastal lake

The portage pullout on the beach at Spanish River Blvd. This is another great place to go for a swim!

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flex maslan Boca Raton fitness kayakfari paddle kayak loop workout k1 surfski spanish river beach inlet intracoastal lake

Showers and beach access walkway at Spanish River Blvd looking due east.

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Facing A1A, how nice is this!? There’s even a mat to put your boat down on while you shower! ๐Ÿ™‚

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The A1A and Spanish River Blvd intersection in Boca Raton. Just push the pedestrian button and cross!

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flex maslan Boca Raton fitness kayakfari paddle kayak loop workout k1 surfski spanish river beach inlet intracoastal lake

Packing it up at the western-most parking spot on Spanish River Blvd (looking due east to A1A).

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Spanish River Park and beach in Boca Raton, Florida.
Unlike the very strict Ft Lauderdale beaches, dogs and boats are no problem at all! ๐Ÿ™‚

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The short portage along Spanish River Blvd in Boca Raton. You can launch off the beach or into the instracostal under the brige to suit the tides!

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I was glad to do this little loop in Boca Raton recently in July of 2019. It’s great that the path under the Spanish River Blvd bridge has been cleared. Previously this was overgrown and kinda sketchy as a portage. It really helps to do this in a lightweight surfski, k1 kayak or board. This loop is easily done in an hour and a half to two hours tops. Also the lifeguards and people in general are friendly which promotes a relaxed and satisfying workout! ๐Ÿ™‚

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