Red Tide May Be Present : A bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, has been reported in Southwest Florida. Over the past week, fish kills were reported on Charlotte and Lee County beaches.
Sunset at Stump Pass Beach State Park
Picnic areas at the park
Stump Pass Willets playing
Great Blue Heron
Moon Rise over Stump Pass
Snowy Egret in the surf
wildlife unaware
Sun Sets over the Gulf at Stump Pass Beach state park
pavilions and Picnic tables at stump pass beach
Willets playing in the Sunset
Great blue heron posing on top of picnic table with twigs in the background
Moon rise over Stump Pass beach state park
seashells in the surf of Stump pass Beach
Snowy Egret playing in the surf
wildlife unaware

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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.

For stand up paddle board and kayak rentals, lessons and guided tours, contact Hooked on SUP Paddlesports at (941) 504-1699. Click here for their brochure.

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