With so many beautiful beaches along
the Gulf Coast, you'll enjoy shelling, swimming, sun-soaking
or simply walking. Extending from Manasota Key in the
north, to Boca Grande in the south, each one promises
a unique experience. Our favourites to date, are Stump
Pass Beach which is one of the most beautiful in Florida,
Blind Pass known locally as Middle Beach and any one of
the three on Gasparilla Island.
So come stay at..............................
The House Near the Beach
May Your Time be Filled with
Sand Between Your Toes
Stump Pass a designated state park, it is a natural
beach with no bars or high-rise
simply mangroves, sea oats, soft sand and sea.
For the energetic,
a walk to the southern end will be rewarded with
solitude and spectacular sunsets.
Beach has a boardwalk and is the evening gathering
point for watching the stunning sunsets. There
are bars and restaurants across from this wide
beach coupled with barbecue facilities, play areas
Island a timeless capsule, is home to the Boca
Grande Lighthouse which miraculously survived
hurricane Charlie in 2004.
This quaint haunt of
the rich has three great beaches and on weekdays
they can be often deserted.
The wealthy locals
gad about in golf carts and you may even be lucky
enough to spot the Bush family who often holiday
Easily spotted by the men in dark suits
and sunglasses whilst most sensible mortals are
in tea shirts and shorts.
Don Pedro Island: Where as our guests
you have beach rights is between Knight
Island and Little Gasparilla Island
and is accessible only by boat or ferry. Cars
are allowed on the island but most people use
golf carts to get around.
With one mile of white sandy beach it is great
for swimming, shelling and snorkelling. There
are great hiking and
nature trails when you may be lucky enough to
spot bald eagles, gophers or turtles to name but
a few. The park
rangers do offer guided walks but these must be
booked in advance. The facilities are excellent
with a pavilion,
tables, grills, outdoor
showers and restrooms.
For non-boat owners, a round trip is $10
per person; details of how to avail of this service
will be sent with villa information.
Beach or Middle Beach as it often called by
locals, is a wilder beach and in the early morning
is a great spot to watch Dolphins playing just
It is also one of the best beaches
for Shark's teeth
and shells, you will often see people bent
in concentration hunting for these fossilised
I feel your wet shifting sand
Taste your salty air
And I am renewed again
With the joy of living.....
Photos taken at Stump Pass Beach and from the South Beach Bar and Grill
on Gasparilla Island. This laid back restaurant is a great way to finish the day with a cocktail or beer
or a late lunch. The Grouper Fingers are to be recommended.