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 State Park
Welcome to Stump Pass Beach State Park
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. Visitors can launch a kayak and paddle around the two islands just east of the park's land base. While at the park, visitors might see West Indian manatees, gopher tortoises, snowy egrets, least terns, and magnificent frigate birds. Ranger-led nature hikes are available in the winter.