The pristine beaches at Gasparilla Island State Park have something for every beachgoer. If you're looking to spend your days sunning and swimming, this 1-mile stretch of sand can be accessed from any one (or all) five parking areas along the gulf as well as Boca Grande Pass; there are even opportunities here where you might glimpse dolphins or manatees!
Visitors come to this secluded beach not only for the year-round swimming and sunbathing, but also because of its shelling which is best during winter months. A hiking trail passes through five different natural communities that provide habitat for many species wildlife including shorebirds like plovers or Wilson's snipes (depending on season). Covered picnic tables are located along these trails so you can enjoy your meal in relative isolation from other people!
With a white sand beach and blue waters, Englewood Beach in Florida is the perfect destination for anyone who wants to relax with some beautiful scenery. Watch as the sunsets over this incredible area while you sip on your favorite drink.
The views from Blind Pass are breathtaking. The beach offers Gulf-to bay access with almost 3000 feet of frontage, and across the road on your left there is a trail through mangroves that will take you into deeper waters where fish can be found just waiting for someone to reel them in!
Manasota Beach might be one of the least crowded beaches in Sarasota County, thus giving a visitor the chance to imagine that the whole gorgeous beach is merely their own private beach for a time. The beach-access parking is arguably far more convenient than any of the neighboring beaches, and its other amenities — picnic shelters, boat ramps and paved trails, etc. — make it an idyllic place for different levels of beach activity ambition, from simple to-dipping time to making a day out of one’s beach play.