Stump Pass Beach State Park

Stump Pass Beach State Park, Englewood: Hours, Address, Stump Pass Beach State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Stump Pass Beach State Park

Stump Pass Beach State Park
4.5
State Parks • Beaches • Parks
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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4.5
1,098 reviews
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James W
Birmingham, AL931 contributions
Good beach
Oct 2021
This is a nice beach in the park that is unpopulated and a few miles long. It is in good shape, but the sand is not pure white.
Written October 9, 2021
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Edith G
4 contributions
Beautiful beach for walking, shelling, and swimming.
Jul 2021
Well maintained, care for the environment, clean bathrooms, not crowded, great place to see natural Florida!
Written September 11, 2021
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Toni U
13 contributions
#1 Stump Pass State Park
Jul 2021 • Solo
Stump Pass State Park is my favorite beach on Manasota Key by far! I walk Stump Pass beach weekly down to the sandbar. Great beach for sharks teeth and shelling. The most amazing sunsets on the Gulf Coast of Florida.
Written July 18, 2021
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Greg C
7 contributions
Nature at its best.
Jun 2021
There are walking trails, kayak launches, beach access and nature at its best. We saw varieties of sea birds, fiddler crabs and more. Saw both dolphins and manatees off the beach. Absolutely beautiful.
Written July 6, 2021
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akallena
Maumee, OH8 contributions
Family Trip.
Jun 2021 • Family
We came here after reading so many good reviews and we are staying in the area. We may have came on a bad day, but we just didn’t love it. The water was very dark and full of seaweed and the little algae blooms on top of the water until you’re about 10 feet out. We didn’t get there right at 8am, when it opened, so we had to try a few different times throughout the morning before a spot opened up. It’s a very limited parking lot. The sand isn’t the soft white sand, it’s mixed with the darker sand, so it will get hot, unlike the soft white. We were hoping to find shark teeth, but we knew it wasn’t the right season for that, so no such luck. There are plenty of shells though. We walked pretty far down the beach from the parking lot, and down the trail, and never saw any stumps also, so maybe it’s the wrong season for that as well? The hiking trail led us in between the beach side and then the water side where all the boats dock up to the land and hang out, but then it just dead-ends where a bunch of boaters are. The beach wasn’t packed though, so you can definitely get a good spot right at the front of the water, which is great, if you have kids. My kids didn’t love the area compared to the public beach in Englewood though, so we wouldn’t come back for the beach specifically. I’d come back in the Winter to look for shark teeth again though.
Written June 12, 2021
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BrendaNaples
Naples, FL171 contributions
Beautiful Beach
May 2021 • Couples
This is a beautiful beach and you can walk down to end of the pass easily. There are many good shells to collect. The beach is clean and less crowded than the other Manasota Key Beaches. Parking can be difficult as only a certain amount of parking spaces are available, so go when the park opens.
Written May 31, 2021
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cool_teacher590
Dayton, OH182 contributions
Relaxing day at the beach!
Mar 2021
This was our first time at Stump Pass Beach. It's a great place to find shells and shark's teeth. The parking lot isn't huge, so plan to arrive early during busy times, like spring break, which is when we were there. You do have to pay for parking, but it's just a few dollars. This is also a nice place to come in the evening to watch the sunset.
Written April 14, 2021
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Holly H
Watertown, CT26 contributions
Awesome beach
Apr 2021 • Friends
AWESOME BEST DAY. We had so much fun shelling hunting for shark teeth and seeing dolphins. We met great people and had a wonderful time
Written April 14, 2021
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Peter F
Chicago, IL10 contributions
Wide-open beaches, shark teeth, live urchins and shells
Mar 2021
Well worth the $3 admission. Try to arrive before 8 a.m., pack light and take the 1.2-mile walk to the end of the key on the nature trail. Come back along the beech and snag sand dollars, shells and sharks' teeth.
Written April 8, 2021
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ZippyZZZ
Michigan346 contributions
Sand trail
Apr 2021
Nice clean park. Caveat: if you don’t care for walking on a sand beach because of the step/slide feel, you might want to walk somewhere else. That’s all that’s here for about 1.5 miles to the end of the key and return in the same path. All that aside, it’s beautiful and has a lot to see including wildlife like gopher tortoises (we saw two), many kinds of birds, and even a small snake. To be completely honest, it reminded me a lot of the set of Gilligans Island with the picture-perfect look to it.
Written April 3, 2021
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