Stump Pass

Englewood, FL

Stump Pass never disappoints.  Located between Englewood Beach and Palm Island, this gem of an area consists of numerous, beautiful beaches and boating access points. It’s one of the five best boating locations in SW Florida with the others being Don Pedro Island State Park, Boca Grande, Cayo Costa and North Captiva.

THE PASS

In my opinion, the best part of Stump Pass is the turquoise, clear, water that flows through it.  It seems to enhance the beauty of everything around.  Through the years the pass has taken on a new shape almost annually. As a result, it’s important to get some local knowledge before you go or simply, follow other boaters as they navigate it (primarily when entering the pass from the gulf).

THE SANDBARS & BEACHES

My two favorite spots are just inside the northern corner to “ski ally” and a small, beach-access opening further north from there.   Ski ally is a natural mangrove channel that runs just inside the beach heading north.  It’s not a slow zone so there are boat wakes.  You’ll want to use a bow anchor and a stern anchor when securing your spot.  

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THE AREA

Stump Pass is close to many beautiful vacation destinations where numerous lodging options can be found.  Some of the islands nearby are Palm Island, Manasota Key (Englewood Beach), Little Gasparilla and Boca Grande. 

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MOST CONVENIENT BOAT RAMPS

The most convenient boat ramp to use are Indian Mound Park and Placida Park.  You can find information about Indian Mound Park HERE and information about Placida Park HERE.

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BOATING INFO

LAT/LONG:
26.89’89”N 82.34’09”W

SETTING:
Sandbar & Beach

SAND:
White, Hard Packed

BEST SPOT TO ANCHOR/BEACH:
Interior sections and along ski ally

NEARBY RAMP

Indian Mound Park

CURRENT:
Stronger the closer you are to the pass

DEPTH:
Shallow sandbar with deeper channels on the edges

WAVES/WAKES:
Frequent boat wakes along ski ally.  Use bow and stern anchor.

FAMILY FRIENDLY:
Yes

WATER CLARITY:
Very Clear

BOAT RENTALS:
N/A

RESTAURANTS NEARBY:
The Lighthouse Grill at Stump Pass

Rum Bay (Palm Island)

NEARBY HOTELS:

Palm Island Resort

Numerous hotels and home rentals on Palm Island, Englewood Beach, Manasota Key

 

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