Stump Pass Beach State Park is located at the southern end of Manasota Key and is accessible via the Tom Adams Bridge. It is truly a gem! Anglers may want to try their luck fishing from the sandy shores and for the water-lovers, there are beautiful sandy Gulf beaches just waiting for you! If fishing is not your thing try Paddle Boarding or kayaking through the parks concessionaire Hooked on...
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Stump Pass - Beach
From the north end of Stump Pass Beach loacted near Englewood Beach, to the southern tip by Stump Pass, this beach on the Gulf of Mexico is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, fishing and sunbathing. During the winter months, shelling and bird watching are very popular. Visitors are reminded that the taking of live shells is prohibited.
Stump Pass - Boat Ramp
Boat launching sites are located within five miles of Stump Pass and the nearby islands. The park offers a place for kayakers, canoers, and stand up paddle boarders alike to launch in a quiet area with quick access to the Gulf through Stump Pass.
Stump Pass - Fishing
Fishing is popular around Stump Pass and on the nearby grass flats. Catches can yield flounder, snook, trout, redfish, snapper, whiting, sheepshead and tarpon.
All fishing within the park must conform to regulations concerning size, number, method of capture and season. A fishing license may be required. More information is available at the Florida Wildlife Commission’s Fishing in Florida.
Stump Pass - Hiking Nature Trail
Take a quiet stroll along the 1.3-mile hiking trail that stretches to the southern end of the park and through the park’s five distinct natural communities. Along this trail you may see a variety of wildlife such as a ospreys, southern bald eagles, fiddler crabs and wading birds; and plants such as prickly pear cactus, indigo berry, bay cedar, and coontie.
Stump Pass - Pets
Pets are allowed in this park, however, not on the beaches. They must be well-behaved and kept on a six-foot, hand-held leash at all times. Pets must not be left unattended, nor taken into restroom facilities or onto playground equipment. Service animals are welcome in all areas and buildings of the park, as required by law.
Stump Pass - Picnic Pavilion
Six covered pavilions are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call the park for more information.
Stump Pass - Picnicking
The park has six covered picnic tables. One is located near the restroom facility and the other five are located along the hiking trail.
Stump Pass - Restroom Facilities
Bathroom facilities are available and ADA accessible.
Stump Pass - Scuba Diving
Scuba diving can be done off of the beaches.
Stump Pass - Shower Station
Outdoor fresh water showers/rinses are available for rinsing off after a day at the beach/park.
Stump Pass - Snorkeling
Snorkel in the pristine, blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. You must provide your own equipment. A diver-down flag must be displayed.
Stump Pass - Tours
Park rangers offer programs that cover a wide variety of topics, including the history of the island and interpretation of the natural resources found on the island. Check the events tab for a list of scheduled programs.
Stump Pass - Wildlife Viewing
Some of the protected animal species that visitors might see at Stump Pass Beach are the West Indian manatee, gopher tortoise, snowy egret, osprey, black skimmer, least tern and magnificent frigatebird.