Kayak the Painted Rocks

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Kayak along one of the most beautiful stretches of coast in the US.

From the beach you'll kayak down the coast and the pictured rocks won't be very far. The trip can be longer or shorter based on what you want to paddle. The rocks them self stretch 15 miles, but the park is 42 miles long. Along the coast there are cliffs, caves, and arches to paddle around. There are also multiple indian markings if you look close enough. Do take caution when getting close to the shore there are areas where rock slides have happened and things will fall. If you're feeling really adventurous, the water is drinkable, Yes I did drink it and I was fine. I used uncle ducky outdoor company and I thought it was great. If you have your own stuff though I would recommend doing it on your own. Then you can do your distance at your pace. If you have time after I would recommend taking hammocks and chilling for a while, there are trees perfectly spaced and with a great view. This area is very busy so I would recommend doing it during off seasons and not busy weekends.

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