Bunces Pass

Tierra Verde, FL

Bunces Pass is a fantastic, family-friendly place to relax and is a beautiful setting for spending the day on your boat.

NATURAL SURROUNDING

Bunces Pass is located within Fort DeSoto County Park and is the pass that separates the Park from Shell Key.  It’s totally unspoiled and the only buildings that can be seen are located miles away in St. Pete Beach.  The main area to anchor is at the southern shoreline of the pass.  Within this area you’ll find shallow waters, a spacious, interior lagoon and a combination of hard and soft sand.

HERE’S ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL LOCATION FOR BOATING

CONVENIENT LOCATION

Located at the mouth of Tampa Bay, Bunces Pass is south of St. Pete Beach and north of Anna Maria Island. Within a five mile radius you’ll find the amazing locations of Fort DeSoto Beach, Passage Key, Anna Maria Island, Egmont Key, and Pass-A-Grille.  Since this area has the second highest number of registered boats in the State, Bunces Pass is a popular place. 

AMENITIES NEARBY

St. Pete Beach and Tierra Verde are a short distance away from Bunces Pass.  As a result, it’s an easy trip to get bait, fuel, ice or food. Furthermore, the largest boat ramp park in the world is located about a quarter mile away.

THE MOST CONVENIENT AND LARGEST BOAT RAMP IS LESS THAN ONE MILE AWAY

COUNTY COMMISSIONER CONTROVERSY

Currently, Pinellas County commissioners are reconsidering a recent ordinance that no longer allows boats of any kind inside the lagoon.  I just listened to the updated hearing and, thanks to local boaters voicing their opinions and signing a petition, it appears that they will re-open the lagoon to boaters but make it an “idle speed” zone instead.  The official vote won’t happen until their next meeting but it is promising none the less.

 

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BEACH INFO

LAT/LONG:
27.65’07”N 82.74’71”W

SETTING:
Natural/State Park

SAND:
White, Soft & Hard Combo

PARKING:
Anchoring Along the Beach or Inside Lagoon (legislation pending)

BOAT RAMP:

Ft. De Soto Boat Ramp

SHOWERS:
No

BATHROOMS:
No

ANCHORING

Use Bow and Stern Anchor

WAVES:
Mostly Calm/Wind-Driven and Boat Wakes

WALKING DISTANCE TO BEACH:
Anchor on the Beach

LIFEGUARDS:
No

WATER CLARITY:
Very Good/Epic During Spring

RESTAURANTS NEARBY:
Many in the Area 

NEARBY HOTELS:
Residence Inn by Marriott (boat slips through Port 32 Marina)

Numerous Inns and Private Homes

 

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