sunset drum circle are open to all and can
attract more than 100 people in season. The
beach is especially popular at sunset.
Insider Tip: There is a parking fee here and
payment is enforced. The pavilions are very
popular so reserve as far in advance as possible
(rental is $10 - $20 an hour).
STUMP PASS BEACH STATE PARK
South end of Manasota Key
900 Gulf Boulevard, Englewood
If you prefer peace and quiet to hustle and
bustle, this is the beach for you, but get there
early as there are only 40 parking spaces ($3
vehicle fee) at this mile-long beach tucked
in between Lemon Bay and the Gulf of
Mexico. There are nature trails where you
might see gopher tortoises and shore birds.
Oh, and unlike other area beaches, this park
has specific hours: 8 a.m. to sunset.
Insider Tip: All four Englewood beaches are
great for finding shark teeth.
Photo by Ken Hubley
DON PEDRO ISLAND STATE PARK
Don Pedro Island, off the coast of
Cape Haze (8450 Placida Road)
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