Stump Pass Beach State Park
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 89%Adventure Travelers
- 83%Family Travelers
- 56%Business Travelers
- 56%Green Travelers
- 56%Luxury Travelers
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- Stump Pass Beach State ParkApr 02, 2014
This is an EXCELLENT place to see unspoiled Florida. If you are kayaking from the launch at the parking lot, heading right (south) from the launch takes you between the south end of Manasota Key and Peterson Island (which is entirely within the park) along a waterway which is beautiful and unspoiled, offering great wildlife/marine viewing. At the south end of this route, which is frequented by dolphins, you can go right through Stump Pass out into the Gulf of Mexico, and, if you wish, travel north along the Gulf beach to land near to the State Park's parking lot, but on the opposite side of the island from where you launched. This leaves you with a very short portage with the kayak, back to your car.Recommended for:
- Stump Pass Beach State ParkAug 03, 2013
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 nature hikes are available in the winter. Located at the south end of Manasota Key off I-75, exit 191.