Exercise is important at every age, but as we get older, water sports are an excellent choice for those looking to stay in shape. Many water sports are great aerobic forms of exercise and they have the benefit of also being easier on the joints. Not all water sports have to be about exercise, though. There’s nothing wrong with taking to the water, simply to enjoy yourself and relax. Cape Cod 55+ communities like Southport offer an array of water sport possibilities, providing the best of both worlds.
For those who are interested in water sports for their exercise benefits, Southport has plenty of options right on site. The community features two heated pools with water aerobics classes available year round. For those who love the personal, focused challenge of swimming laps, there are dedicated lap lanes, as well.
Swimming isn’t the only way to get a good water workout. Kayaking is a great way to get some exercise while also enjoying the scenery. There are plenty of ponds, lakes, and harbors near Southport where residents can get out and enjoy an afternoon kayaking, either by renting a kayak or using their own.
For the truly adventurous, grab some rope and skis and head out on the water for some water skiing this summer. If that’s not quite your speed, you can simply enjoy getting out on the water in a boat. There are nearby boat ramps at John’s Pond, and there’s plenty of top class sailing on Nantucket Sound and other surrounding areas.
Cape Cod 55+ communities like Southport offer plenty of ways to stay active in or on the water, but sometimes there’s nothing better than relaxing with a fishing rod. There’s plenty of salt-water fishing on the beaches, and for more of a challenge, you can head out for some deep-sea fishing.
Whatever you choose, be it relaxed paddling in the pool or thrilling water skiing adventures, there are plenty of water sport activities to enjoy right here at Southport and at plenty of nearby beaches, ponds, lakes and harbors.