Water Sports

With the clear, warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and beautiful white-sand beaches, Mexico Beach is a paradise for water sports of all kinds. Whether your favorite is Swimming, Boating, Jet Skiing, Parasailing, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, or Kiteboarding your outdoor water adventure awaits!

In the late summer, the emergence of loggerhead turtle hatchlings takes place. Throughout the entire year, dolphins gracefully plunge through the waves, often forming pods that engage in playful antics and feeding rituals within our nearby waters. Flourishing within this environment, you’ll also encounter sea turtles, urchins, starfish, crabs, and sand dollars. As you embark on your water sports adventure, be prepared to catch glimpses of these captivating sea creatures curiously observing your activities.


One of the best ways to experience Mexico Beach and its surrounding areas is from sea level. Whether you paddle a kayak, a canoe, or a stand-up paddleboard, you’ll experience wild Florida in an intimate and personal way as you glide quietly through its rivers, canals, lakes, and bays. Several outfitter and guide services provide both rentals and guided ecotours led by experienced naturalists. Nearby Wakulla Springs State Park is a favorite, featuring the longest and deepest known submerged cave system in the world. And, for a truly primordial experience, try a paddle through the Dead Lakes.


It’s only natural for swimmers to want to dive headfirst into the shimmering Gulf! Get a full-body workout as you take a swim to the nearest sand bar and back, then sun yourself on the warm sand and relax on the beach.

Swimming Safety

The City of Mexico Beach does not operate a warning flag system or utilize lifeguards as riptides are not common in our waters. We do, however, urge all beachgoers to follow good safety practices when enjoying our beaches. Do not enter the water alone, and do not allow children to enter the water without adult supervision.


See Mexico Beach from the sky! Parasailing is a sure-fire way to get a new perspective on the world as licensed professionals take you on a trip to get the birds-eye view. Look for the Mexico Beach canal and all your favorite spots as you cruise through the air underneath a colorful parachute.


Mexico Beach Boat Ramp – City Docks

Mexico Beach is very boater friendly! The City Boat Ramp features three spacious concrete launch bays, generous docking space, and quick access to the Gulf of Mexico. The parking area offers ample parking. The Mexico Beach Boat Ramp is located a half mile west of the Highway 98 bridge. Its GPS coordinates are: N 29 57.223′ W 85 25.503′. The City of Mexico Beach has a variety of boat slips available to meet your needs while vacationing. Slips are located adjacent to Canal Park on the Gulf side of Canal Parkway. For more information on the boat ramp, boat slips and their fees, or contact the Mexico Beach City Hall at (850) 648-5700.

Kiteboarding – Surfing & Skimboarding


Get up close and personal with the waves as you skid across them and catch some air on your kiteboard. Kiteboarding allows you to master the wind itself with a combination of wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, and gymnastics all rolled into one extreme sport.

Surfing And Skimboarding

Hang ten and ride the waves in to the bright white sands of Mexico Beach! Rent a surfboard (or bring your own) and take part in one of the most exhilarating sports known to man. Or hop on a skimboard to test your balance and hone your skills along the water’s edge. This sport is a wild ride—the whole family will have fun trying this out on the beach!

Water Sport Beach Vendors

Barefoot Rentals delivers beach rental gear to your beach location or vacation rental. They offer kayak, bike, golf cart, paddle boards, chairs & shade and much more. Delivery is FREE!

Beach Powered Mobility offers powered beach cruisers and regular beach wheelchairs. Enjoy your freedom and independence along the unforgettable coast of Mexico Beach.

Crazy Waverunners and Parasails

Crazy Waverunners and Parasail offers Parasail trips,  Waverunner rentals, Banana Boat rides, Paddle Boards and kayaks in the fabulous ocean scenery of Mexico Beach.

Laid Back Cars, Cars, Carts & Rentals is your source for street legal Low Speed Vehicles in Mexico Beach. They have six and four seaters. Call for availability.

We offer daily scuba diving charters, courses (PADI & SDI), scuba gear rental, & snorkeling charters. We depart from the Mexico Beach Canal, at slip 41.

Yoga not only improves your body, but also helps with mindfulness and meditation. Take a break from daily life to focus on yourself and get clarity. Offering classes on the beach, the Driftwood Inn, the El Governor Beachfront Resort, Paradise Shores, and other areas. Visit our website or social media pages for class times, locations and private classes.

Top Notch Beach Equipment Rentals offers a large inventory of beach products. Their products include: Golf Carts, Paddle Boards, Fishing Poles, Boogie Boards, Cabanas & Tents, Games, Chair Packages, and much more.

The Vacation Prep Squad is a service that provides everything you need for the beach right to your door step. They deliver Groceries, Necessities & Beach Gear and other rental essentials per your custom request.