The Beaches of Manasota Key
The beaches are plentiful in the Englewood area.
We are blessed with unspoiled beaches, bountiful marine life, numerous native birds, and a lot of wildlife.
If you follow Manasota Beach Road west to the Gulf, you’ll find it. Full restroom facilities and parking are provided at this beach on the north end of Manasota Key.
Blind Pass Beach (also called Middle Beach)
This Middle Beach is located in the center of Manasota Key (north of Beach Road, and south of Manasota Beach Road). The beach side offers restroom facilities with lots of parking. The bay side offers many coves for fishing or kayaking.
Englewood Public Beach
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Located on Manasota Key at the west end of Beach Road, this public beach offers plentiful parking, restrooms, playground, volley ball, horse shoes, and pavilions.
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.
While at the park, visitors might see West Indian manatees, gopher tortoises, snowy egrets, least terns, and magnificent frigate birds. Ranger-led turtle walks and beach nature walks are available in the summer. Stump Pass Park is located at the south end of Manasota Key. Stump Pass is always a great place to see dolphins especially in the morning.