Launch Location: George English Park. There are two launch points in this park. There is a very nice sand beach at the corner of Sunrise Blvd and the Middle River with trailer parking and a flat rocky beach near the Tennis Center toward the north side of the park with free parking. This park also has boat ramps.
Personal Notes: We finally caught a break in the weather last Sunday so got right out on the water and launched from the park up the street from us in an effort to get out as early as possible before the afternoon storms moved in. We had a leisurely paddle out to one of the popular sandbars and spent the day relaxing and playing frisbee. The only downside was we forgot to reapply sunscreen when we got back in our kayaks so did get rather sunburned. Download Kayaking Track For Use In Google Earth
Fees: Parking at this location is pay by the hour and the machine takes cash, plastic or pay by phone. You can also park over at the tennis courts for free and either walk over to this location or launch from the tennis courts location.
Description: The sandbar, actually it is a shoal, located at New River and the Intracoastal is a popular spot to get out of your boat and relax in water that is about waist deep depending on the tide. On the weekends it can get a bit crowded with people and their dogs.
Kayak Rentals Availability: Rentals are not provided at this location.
Amenities: There are public restrooms over at the tennis courts. A hose spigot is provided and there is a 7/11 across the street along with a shopping mall.