Stump Pass Beach State Park

Accompanying this Florida State Park, is a mile long stretch of beach that allows guests to enjoy a number of recreational activities, wildlife and scenery. Throughout the year there are plenty of ways to enjoy the beauty of Stump Pass Beach, through trails and tours offered by park rangers on staff. The park has been owned and operated by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection since 1971, expanding in amenities considerably since its inception.

The Beach

The mile long stretch of beach faces the Gulf of Mexico, offering open accessibility for swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing and fishing. There are plenty of seashells and shark teeth that wash up along the shore for interested beachcombers. Collection of live shells is not permitted for visitors. Further along the beach there are additional opportunities for scuba diving.


There is enough parking for 58 vehicles, with three spaces designated for handicap parking. Parking costs $3 per vehicle. The park is open from 8 A.M. to sundown, 365 days a year. There are beautiful boardwalk sections, canoe/kayak launches, shower stations, restrooms and six covered picnic pavilions in the park.


Stump Pass Beach is home to many species of wildlife, which can be viewed during park ranger tours or kayaking/canoeing expeditions. There are numerous species of birds including snowy egrets, ospreys, and frigate birds. Additionally there are seasonal wildlife that visit including West Indian manatees and gopher tortoises. Furthermore there are exquisite mangrove trees around the park.

Food & Drink

This beach and park are perfect for picnicking, which can be comfortably accomplished at the covered pavillions or on the sandy shore. There are not any restaurants on the beach itself, though there is a vending machine for drinks. If you are staying for a longer time, you will want to bring your own food.

Book Your Stay Today

You can enjoy Stump Pass Beach's beauty while you stay at our beachfront rentals. If you are interested in scheduling a rental to begin your adventure, book with us today!