Paddle Deadman’s Island in Gulf Breeze

Outdoor Gulf Coast Kayaks and Paddle Boards

Deadman’s Island, located in Gulf Breeze, is the perfect choice for a kayak destination. This small island is only accessible by boat, making it the perfect spot to enjoy white sandy beaches, calm water, snorkeling, fishing and paddleboarding or kayaking.

Visitors to Deadman’s Island can enjoy many coastal birds, crabs, fish and visiting dolphins. There are also a few man-made oyster reefs off of the island. This attracts fish and is also a nice place to snorkel and enjoy sea life.

How To Access Deadman’s Island

Deadman’s Island is only accessible by boat. We offer half, full or multi day kayak and paddleboard rentals for Deadman’s Island excursions. The island can be accessed from the following launch areas:

Photos of Deadman’s Island

Outdoor Gulf Coast Kayaks and Paddle Boards


View of oaks and water

Dune view

View from the dunes

Our Family with Paddleboards on Deadman's Island

Our family with paddleboards on Deadman’s Island

Beach View

Beach view with boards

Dolphin just off Deadman's Island

Dolphin just off Deadman’s Island


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6 Responses to Paddle Deadman’s Island in Gulf Breeze

  1. Wes with Intracoastal Outfitters September 12, 2011 at 9:45 am #

    Such a wonderful, untapped resource. You can also get permission to camp @ Dead Man’s. It’s not a huge camping area, but plenty for a family and the lights along Pensacola Bay are gorgeous at night!

    • Shawn September 12, 2011 at 1:38 pm #

      Hey Wes, it is a wonderful resource. Thanks for the info about camping. That would be a beautiful place to camp.

  2. matt mcmullen March 12, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    please send me info as to volunteer for helping with preserving and growing the area.
    interested in camping also!!!!
    thanks matt

    ps: i have my own kayak

    • Shawn March 14, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

      @Matt Contact Heather for volunteer information. Here is her contact information.

      Heather Reed
      Project Manager
      The City of Gulf Breeze Deadman’s Island Restoration Project
      Ecological Consulting Services Inc
      38 S Blue Angel Parkway #346
      Pensacola FL 32506
      850-346-2073 (cell preferred)

  3. Angel October 15, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    Wow, never knew this place was here and so close. Who do you ask, or Where do you look to gain Permission to camp here?

    P.s Great post 🙂

    • Shawn October 16, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

      Hi Angel, I would check with the City of Gulf Breeze for information.