Stump Pass Beach State Park

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Stump Pass Beach State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
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Map showing the location of Stump Pass Beach State Park
Map showing the location of Stump Pass Beach State Park
Location Charlotte County, Florida, USA
Nearest city Englewood, Florida
Coordinates 26°53′51″N 82°20′34″W / 26.89750°N 82.34278°W / 26.89750; -82.34278Coordinates: 26°53′51″N 82°20′34″W / 26.89750°N 82.34278°W / 26.89750; -82.34278
Area 245 acres (0.99 km2)
Governing body Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Stump Pass Beach State Park is a Florida State Park, made up of three islands and the protected channels between them. It is located in Englewood.

Admission and Hours[edit]

There is a $3.00 per vehicle (containing up to 8 people) entrance fee. Florida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and sundown every day of the year (including holidays).

Activities[edit]

At the southwest corner of Charlotte County, there is a mile of beach where seashells and shark teeth wash up, and anglers fish the surf for prize catches. Visitors can enjoy an excellent view of the Gulf of Mexico, as well as a stretch of undeveloped Florida coastline. Visitors come to this secluded beach to enjoy the year-round swimming and sunbathing; shelling is best during the winter months. A hiking trail passes through five distinct natural communities that provide homes for many species of wildlife; covered picnic tables are located along the trail. While at the park, visitors might see West Indian manatees, gopher tortoises, snowy egrets, least terns, and magnificent frigatebirds. Ranger-led turtle walks and nature hikes are available in the winter. Located at the south end of Manasota Key off I-75, exit 191.

External links[edit]

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