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10 gorgeous places to see in a kayak

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Sardinia

Sardinia's northern coast is a popular destination for all sorts of boaters, from sailors to stand-up-paddlers to yacht owners. Given the prevalence of $1,000-per-night hotels and the high number of vacationing celebrities in places like Costa Smeralda, this is not the most accessible destination for a nature-themed budget vacation. However, the impossibly clear blue waters, picturesque rocky coastline and historic seaside buildings make Sardinia a great place to paddle (if you can avoid the resort areas favored by the jet-set). 

The blue waters and rock formations are the headlining sights of a sea kayak expedition, but the atmospheric small coastal towns, many of which have changed very little over the centuries, will prove an equally attractive highlight for many paddlers.