|Report By: || lynette422001|| Date: 5/8/2010|| Type: Trip Report|
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|Stuart Causeway has several sandy beaches suitable to launch a kayak, bathrooms, free parking, picnic tables (available to reserve), and is open 24 hours|
10 hardy paddlers, blazing sunshine, the glint of sunlight on the water, these are the things my group found at the Stuart Causeway.
We launched from the northeast section, then paddled 4 miles south to explore channels and islands. We found a bird rookery, 2 islands suitable for camping or picnics, and many fish and crabs. For the bird watchers in the group, we ogled cormorants, pelicans, great white herons, little blue herons, and gulls. We paddled at low tide and had a bit of a struggle finding enough water to paddle in spots. The benefit to paddling at low tide is that there are fewer motor boats. At high tide, be prepared for serious boat wakes.
Directions: take I-95 to the Stuart exit, Kanner Highway. Go north, then east onto Monterey Road. There are large signs saying "To Beaches". Take a right at East Ocean Blvd. Follow this busy, very pretty 4 lane road over 2 bridges, then turn right at the bottom of the second bridge. If you reach the ocean, you have gone too far.
|Launch Site: ||Sand|
|Dangers: ||Nothing Special|
|Distance (miles): ||4|
|Fees/Costs $: ||0|
Photos from Stuart Causeway: (Click image to view full size)
photo by Chuch Eigner
Special Interests and Comments:
|This site is great for a sunset paddle. If you paddle east and south, you enter a sheltered cove, which has lots of fish and is a very nice alternate route when the wind is out of the north.|
Post Date: 5/18/2010
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