You can fall in love with this beach. Stump Pass Beach State Park is located on Manasota Key, about 20 minutes south of your vacation home Villa Happy Gator. Plan a whole day, so that you can fully enjoy the beach and nature of this beautiful place.
The state park is very well maintained. Ample parking, restrooms, shower facilities and pavilions for barbecue are provided.
Best is to discover the park on foot. Numerous small paths and boardwalks lead to the end of the park at the southern tip of Manasota Key. The further you go from the parking lot, the less people you will meet. Pay attention to the numerous bays. You may be lucky and see manatees or a few dolphins playing offshore. From May to October, you will also find nests of sea turtles, which are always clearly marked by animal friends.
If you like, you can rent kayaks or explore the area with a stand-up paddleboard. For info go to Hookedonsup.com.
For information about the State Park, visit the official FloridaStateParks.org website.