Stump Pass Beach
"A Taste of Old Florida"
On Beautiful Manasota Key
Looking for solitude? Stump Pass Beach, on
the southern end of Manasota Key offers continuous beach access from gulf to bay. A hiking trail meanders from the
restrooms and free parking all the way to the southern tip of the island. A few covered picnic tables can be found at
various scenic overlooks. The boardwalk crosses native vegetation and dunes along the beach affording access to
shelling, swimming, bird-watching, snorkeling, fishing and sunbathing.
Ranger-led turtle walks and beach nature walks
are highlighted throughout the summer. Canoe and kayakers can drop in at various points in the parking lot while a boat
launch is less than a mile at Chadwick Park. The adjacent waters and grass flats offer exceptional fishing for flounder,
snook, trout, redfish, snapper, whiting, sheepshead and tarpon. With limited parking and no lifeguards, you’ll find this
park remains peaceful and serene.
Looking for a place to stay?
The vacation rentals on Manasota Key vary
from rental homes and condominiums to apartment efficiencies and motel rooms. The atmosphere is that of old Florida with
several good restaurants and souvenir shops or there’s downtown Englewood just a bridge away. Manasota Key is not as
populated nor as well-known as other places in Southwest Florida. The advantages of this little isle are tranquil
relaxation and affordability. Recommended Accommodations
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