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Stump Pass Beach State Park, Englewood

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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

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  • Not crowded and beautiful. Found two tiny shark teeth in just a few minutes. We didn’t walk all the way down to the stumps, but it was still nice. 
    Not crowded and beautiful. Found two tiny shark teeth in just a few minutes. We didn’t walk all the way down to the stumps, but it was still nice.  more »
  • This is a fabulous beach with picnic tables and mangroves with wonderful paths. The dolphins feed in the waterway which makes this beach exceptional with not too much beach goers since it has a small....  more
    This is a fabulous beach with picnic tables and mangroves with wonderful paths. The dolphins feed in the waterway which makes this beach exceptional with not too much beach goers since it has a small....  more »
  • Beautiful, quiet beach. Local spot. Plenty of people sifting for shark’s teeth all while collecting beautiful shells 
    Beautiful, quiet beach. Local spot. Plenty of people sifting for shark’s teeth all while collecting beautiful shells  more »
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  • Is parking very small? Yes! You may not get in it’s true. But I prefer it and will wait the 40 minutes if needed. This is still one of my favorite beaches around. So much treasure hunting. The walk through the path leading to the end is 1.3 miles. We stop off at all the little openings to observe the inlet, dip our feet in, watch the boats, and snap some photos. It’s beautiful. Then we make our way back along the ocean side collecting treasures. It’s a place I love so much. It’s worth the $3 parking fee for sure. End it with a picnic lunch. There are many tables set up with ocean views, just follow either the shaded path and find them along the Oceanside or walk along the beach and there are a few spread out along the shore. The bathrooms are well kept and there is an outdoor shower spray to rinse off. It is also handicap accessible which is wonderful.
  • Beaches are amazing. Gulf coast sunsets are spectacular. Arrive early to get a spot. Once lot is full, you options are limited. Restrooms are available and there is a nice nature trail that allows you to access both the beach and Lemon Bay. Parking is only $3 per carload..
  • Beautiful beach to find dozens of shark teeth and relax. We saw a manatee on the ocean side. We came by boat and just had the best time here. We saw a large parking lot also and I think there was a nice looking bathroom facility.
  • Beautiful rustic beach with sand dunes, crystal clear waters, sea shells and shark teeth to find. Absolutely beautiful! It's a $3 fee to enter and we'll worth every dollar.
  • It's inexpensive, just $3 to park on the honor system. Lots of people, not the best parking though. There's a nature trail, bathrooms, outdoor shower and spigot if you need to rinse. No lifeguard, but plenty of friendly people to help out if needed. I like this spot very much!

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