Stump Pass Beach State Park

Stump Pass Beach State Park

Stump Pass Beach State Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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NHtravel5
Moultonborough, New Hampshire, USA26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I love coming here to walk the beach. For tourists the downside is parking is limited so the lot fills quickly. However, from a more local snowbird point of view, this limits the number of people who come here which I like. Parking costs $3 so bring correct change as you put the money in an envelope. Credit cards are not useful here. Bathrooms on site near parking lot.
Written February 1, 2020
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IconCities
West Palm Beach, FL142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
The parking fills up very fast. Go early. Sometimes there's a ranger collecting $3 admission and sometimes no one is there and there's envelops to put $3 and insert into a mailbox for collection later. Park closes at sunset. One time we went and there was parking and one time we were out of luck. We stayed close by so we were still able to walk to the park. We used the kayak launch area. It was maintained and safe area to launch a kayak or paddle board on to Lemon Bay. We had our own kayak and paddle board, but the park does have an outfitter on site that rents boards and kayaks. When we were there, the outfitter was closed. Because of COVID-19 things seemed they weren't as usual.
Written August 5, 2020
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Angela W
Beaufort, NC134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
This is by FAR the most beautiful beach with clear water in all of SW Florida to visit. I am attaching a picture so people can see just how beautiful the gulf can be when the conditions are right! Love that you can walk down some nature trails too. Best way to visit here is to rent a boat but you can also drive to Stump Pass Beach State Park.
Written August 9, 2020
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Amanda L
Barnum, MN16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Family
On our trip to Manasota Key, this ended up being our favorite place to explore. The nature trail to the end made for easy walking (even with a 5 year old) with a lot of fun stuff to see. If you decide you don’t want to walk the trail, you can head straight to the beach. On one side of the island is the bay and the other the gulf. Both are beautiful! We found a ton of shark teeth, seen plenty of dolphins and really enjoyed kayaking in the clear waters on the bay side. The parking passes can be a bit confusing. Put $3 in an envelope and put it in the deposit box and be sure to hang the stub from your mirror. We did see some tickets on vehicles so be sure to do this (although there’s nothing to fill out that we seen so I’m unsure how they know you for sure paid?) Definitely worth putting this in your things to do while vacationing here, though!
Written February 9, 2021
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DG M
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Heard stump pass was less crowded than the bigger beaches. What found was less people when we there during the weekday but parking I'd terrible. If the small lot is full, you can wait in line until someone leaves then they'll direct you to the spot. We waited about 45 mins in line. Wouldn't go back because of parking. Beach was fine.
Written February 18, 2020
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OutAndAboutWithAndy
Louisville, KY65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
This park is perfect for nature lovers like me. If you want broad white sand with vendors and hotels, this is not that beach. There are only ~40 parking spots if you’re driving. We arrived in time to see the gates open at 8 a.m., and 20 cars pulled in with us. When we left around 11:45, there were 4 cars waiting for a spot (they line you up). However, several cars were leaving around the same time, so noonish might also be a good time to get there. The bayside trail has many interesting plants to observe, and we saw anoles and a grass snake. If you’re into birds, this is a great spot to see nesting ospreys and black skimmers, as well as every other shorebird native to southwest FL. The beach is full of shells … literally! We even found a few small sharks teeth. They are well-worn and possibly fossilized. The bathroom facilities are fine, but the only ones are at the parking lot. There are some picnic tables and places to launch your kayak near the parking lot. We would love to go again!
Written April 5, 2022
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Czaplicki
Norwalk, OH589 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
Limited parking creates waiting for a parking spot before entering at busy times. It is so worth the wait. Limited parking makes for a less crowded beach. Restrooms are very clean. Water is clear and refreshing. We love coming here during our winter stay for a peaceful view hours at the beach.
Written January 23, 2021
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Ed D`Hondt
Macomb, MI13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
We visited this park twice in our week here. We spent the first day at the beach hanging out and found some shark teeth. We went kayaking on the second day and spent about 15 minutes with a dolphin around us....very cool experience! As others have said, plan to wait for parking. It took about 20-30 minutes both days. If you're impatient, you might want to move on.
Written January 1, 2020
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brendamV8134LK
Leominster, United States9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Very nice natural beach with nice walking trails. Parking lot is very small so arrive early!
Have SUP and kayaks for rent and restroom facilities, no concessions, bring your own. Very enjoyable spot to spend a few hours. Can also bring your furry friend
Written January 11, 2020
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KMD
Citrus Springs, FL19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Stump Pass is a beautiful beach. Unfortunately, you you are physically disabled, it could be a challenge or impossible for you. I have limited mobility and require use of a wheel chair for any length of walking. I was able to muster the strength to go to the part of the beach on the right of the parking lot, but going to the pint was not accessible. It’s at least a 1-1.5 mile walk to the point. This was disappointing because it’s where the better shells, wild birds and shark teeth are. The sand is also reportedly white there. Being a national park, I hope in the future that ADA access will be improved.

We got to the park at 7:45 a.m. and were one of the first ten cars allowed in. I believe there are 40 spaces. We were there when the water was calm and it was so nice to wade in the water. We did find a few baby sharks teeth and shells. It wasn’t at all crowded since they limit the number of visitors. It cost $3 to park. It’s a lovely beach.
Written April 27, 2022
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