The area’s most recognized beach is Englewood Beach. Featuring a boardwalk, picnic tables, playground, BBQ grills, restrooms and changing facilities. There’s not much more needed to enjoy days, weeks, or even years, gazing into the ocean as the sun sets. Restaurants, tourist shops and local shopping can also be found nearby. Stump Pass Beach, located just a couple of miles south, is part of Florida’s state park system. Only a mile long, the beach and scenic trails leave a lasting impression. North of Englewood Beach is Blind Pass Beach, also known as Middle Beach. This beach includes nature trails with mangroves and sand dunes, shark’s teeth and more. The northern-most beach is Sarasota County’s Manasota Beach, popular for its tranquil environment. It is the only public beach in Englewood with a lifeguard and has a no smoking policy. There is one thing all these beaches have in common …is sure to be a relaxing and memorable experience.
Numerous parks can be found in the Englewood area. Ann Dever Memorial Regional Park, Lemon Bay Park and Nature Center, and Cedar Point Environmental Park highlight a few of the most recognized of the community. Many of the parks offer canoeing, kayaking, fishing, nature preserves, environmental centers and more. In recent years, Englewood has fast become the “Eco-Tourism” capital here on the Gulf Coast!
Needless to say, there’s always something to do in this unique waterfront community. Where few buildings reach a maximum of three or four stories, this serene, undisturbed atmosphere is sure to create lasting memories.