North Beach- Fort Desoto Park Kiteboarding Info
GIVE WAY TO ALL WATER USERS, INCLUDING SWIMMERS, SURFERS, AND BOATERS. NO EXCEPTIONS! DO NOT RIG OR LAUNCH YOUR KITE ON CROWDED BEACHES. PLEASE RESPECT OUR CONTINUED EFFORTS TO MAINTAIN ACCESS. STAY OUT OF SWIM AREAS!
From the lagoon/pavilions north to Bunces Pass is North Beach. Park officials have restricted Kiteboarding inside the lagoon as well as inside the marker buoys. Rig, launch and ride on the north end towards Bunces Pass. Do not fly your kite over swimmers or beach users, and STAY OUT OF THE SWIM AREAS! New kiters are required to body drag out from shore past the swim area before water starting, to minimize risk to swimmers and beach users.
Park in the last parking lot and cross the pedestrian bridge for access.
There is a sandbar just off the pass with some great swells during the winter cold fronts.
Best wind directions: N-NW-W-SW