Where to Safely Paddle Board on Lake Coeur d'Alene

Are you planning a trip to Lake Coeur d’Alene in the near future? If so, you’ve chosen a great location. There are plenty of things to do in this lake town, from shopping and restaurants to boating and water activities. 

One activity that is popular here is paddle boarding. This water sport is perfect for the lake because you can take in the stunning views on crystal blue waters, all within minutes of downtown! If you’d like to join in on the fun, here are some places you and the family can safely paddle board on Lake Coeur d’Alene:


Along the beaches

The best part of downtown Coeur d’Alene is the abundance of public beaches. No matter where you are, you’re within minutes of the water!

The best beach to enjoy for paddle boarding is right next to the Coeur d’Alene Resort. There is public parking available as well as plenty of beach space for chairs, towels, etc. You can bring the whole family down and enjoy an entire day on the water. The waves are typically calm here so you’ll be able to take the paddle boards out and explore the shoreline all the way down to the mouth of the Spokane River. 

Tubbs Hill

Are you looking for a bit of an adventure? Then you should consider paddle boarding around Tubbs Hill. Also located right next to the Coeur d’Alene Resort, Tubbs Hills is a great destination for adventurers and hikers. You can trek out to the point along one of the many walking paths or you can find your way there by paddle boarding along the shores. Both are sure to offer stunning views of the mountains and the lake.

Higgens Point

Higgens Point is not technically in downtown, so you’ll have to drive a few minutes north. However, it is well worth the commute! 

Located on the north shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene, Higgens Point is a stunning beach that offers calm waters and an intimate beach. During the winter, this location is prime for bald eagles. During the summer, families and boaters like to sit along the shore and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature away from the hustle and bustle of downtown.

If you’re looking to enjoy nature to its fullest without large crowds, Higgens Point is perfect for you!

Beauty Bay

Beauty Bay is a local favorite because of its notoriously calm waters, hence its name. It’s situated right across the lake from Higgens Point and is best accessed by boat. To go paddle boarding, just strap the boards to the boat and take a quick, 20 minute ride out to the bay. Then, pick a spot and get to paddling. It’s really that easy!


Paddle Board Rental

Do you need to rent some paddle boards? If so, come and see us at Boardwalk Marina! Conveniently located on the Coeur d’Alene Resort, we offer watercraft rentals from boats to paddle boards. We can get you and the entire family set up for an incredible day on the water.


So what are you waiting for? Call us today to secure your paddle board rental and enjoy all that Coeur d’Alene has to offer!