Stump PassEnglewood, 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.
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.
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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Sandbar & Beach
White, Hard Packed
BEST SPOT TO ANCHOR/BEACH:
Interior sections and along ski ally
Stronger the closer you are to the pass
Shallow sandbar with deeper channels on the edges
Frequent boat wakes along ski ally. Use bow and stern anchor.
The Lighthouse Grill at Stump Pass
Numerous hotels and home rentals on Palm Island, Englewood Beach, Manasota Key
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