Stump Pass Beach State Park
|Stump Pass Beach State Park|
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
|Location||Charlotte County, Florida, United States|
|Nearest city||Englewood, Florida|
|Area||245 acres (0.99 km2)|
|Governing body||Florida Department of Environmental Protection|
Admission and Hours
There is a park use fee. $3.00 per vehicle (containing up to 8 people). Bikes, boats, kayaks and walkers have a separate fee of $2. Florida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and sundown every day of the year (including holidays). Please be advised that dogs are only permitted on the trails and not EVER on the beach. The beach is habitat to threatened species such as least terns, loggerhead, Kemp's ridley and green sea turtles.
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.
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