Shearwater Unveils New Waterfront Amenity With Access To Trout Creek

January 26th, 2022

Neighborhood Kayak Launch to bring residents even closer to the outdoors

 St. Johns County, Fla. – January 2022 – Shearwater, the new master-planned residential community on County Road 210, officially opened its newest amenity, the Kayak Launch and Outpost. The new waterfront amenity will provide residents with easy access to a variety of recreational activities along Trout Creek, which connects to the St. Johns River.

“At Shearwater, we’re committed to connecting our residents to nature and promoting healthy living through world-class amenities and unique lifestyle programming,” said Suzanne Maddalon, Senior Vice President, Marketing for Freehold Communities. “We are thrilled to open the Kayak Launch and Outpost, which takes advantage of Florida’s natural beauty while providing exciting opportunities for our residents to spend time outdoors with their families and neighbors.”

Close to the Kayak Launch is the new Outpost featuring a wraparound porch with a screened-in, open-air gathering space and a 30′ stone fireplace. Adjacent to the Outpost is a large playground area with Kompan® Swings, an embankment slide and double zip line. The Outpost is the perfect outdoor oasis for families and neighbors to get together after a fun day on the water.

The new Kayak Launch and Outpost is the latest example of Shearwater’s mission to provide residents with a vibrant neighborhood focused on healthy living, community engagement and a connection to the outdoors. The Kayak Launch joins Shearwater’s robust system of amenities including 15 miles of nature trails that run throughout the community, the Kayak Club amenity center, oversized fitness lodge, The Perch Waterslide Tower, Lazy Bird River, illuminated Har-Tru tennis courts and KOMPAN free-range playgrounds.

Shearwater is located at 100 Kayak Way, St. Augustine, FL 32092. To learn more about Shearwater, please visit

About Freehold Communities

Freehold Communities, headquartered in Boston, MA, is currently developing over 23,500 residential units within mixed-use and master-planned communities in Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, California, and Virginia. Freehold creates Vital Communities that embrace healthy living, engagement, connectivity, stewardship, and distinctive home design. As it evaluates opportunities, the company focuses on the right planning, the right properties and the right partners. Beginning with comprehensive research to gain insight into the unique needs, trends and preferences in the local market, Freehold carefully considers each property to determine how to best maintain its beauty and character to create a Vital Community by partnering with quality, creative builders who share Freehold’s philosophy of offering niche solutions and unique, timeless designs. To learn more, visit