At Stump Pass Beach State Park, enjoy a stretch of untouched Florida coastline along the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The clear water is ideal for snorkeling, swimming, and kayaking, and the sandy beaches invite visitors to take in some rays or collect shells. Follow the 2 km (1.3 mi) hiking trail leading through five different natural habitats, where you'll see plants such as prickly pear cacti and bay cedars. Keep an eye out for dolphins, ospreys, gopher tortoises, snowy egrets, and even manatees. The park can be reached by boat or car; if you choose the latter arrive early, as the small parking lot can fill up fast. Plan to see Stump Pass Beach State Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Englewood trip itinerary planning tool.
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Stump Pass Beach State Park reviews
Stump Pass is a beautiful beach. Unfortunately, you you are physically disabled, it could be a challenge or impossible for you. I have limited mobility and require use of a wheel chair for any...
Stump Pass is a beautiful beach. Unfortunately, you you are physically disabled, it could be a challenge or impossible for you. I have limited mobility and require use of a wheel chair for any... more »
Really like the seclusion of this park but wish they had more parking-arrive early or go later in the day
Really like the seclusion of this park but wish they had more parking-arrive early or go later in the day more »
I did enjoy this place, we tool the 1.3 mile nature walk to the bottom of the park. Pretty walk with info on the trees and plants in the region. We went on a very overcast Sunday and did not have to wait for a parking spot. Locals say get here before 8am. The water was warm on 4/3/2022. Spent the day shark tooth hunting. Most people had success on the shoreline, I spent hours with a bait basket 30 feet off shore hoping for a large tooth score. My opinion, this is a place for large intact shells and not prized shark teeth. It was very secluded so if you like quite this is your place.
The beach,the bay and the trees in-between makes this a very unique place.hazslimited parking as it is popular. Open between am to sunset.turtles nest here! dogs are not allowed which is a bit disappointing. The walking path between the bay and beach is awesome. However, the mosquitoes will eat you alive, so spray something to protect! On the whole its a great park.
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