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 Blind Pass Beach

 
6725 Manasota Key Road, Manasota Key
 
 
Blind Pass, also known as Middle Beach, offers Gulf-to-bay access, almost 3,000 feet of beach frontage, and across the road on the bay side, a beautiful trail through the mangrove forest, and a fishing dock.
 
No Lifeguards are on duty.
 

The Hermitage, one of the oldest structures in Englewood, is located in the property.

 

 History

 
  • This site was acquired in stages starting with 400 feet of gulf frontage.
  • The peninsula on Lemon Bay was created from spoil when the Intracostal Waterway was dug in the early 1960's.
  • 1600 feet of gulf frontage was acquired to the north of the original site in 1983.
  • In November 1986, 600 more feet of Gulf to bay property was acquired to the south of the original site.
  • In 1989, approximately 400 more feet of Gulf to bay property was purchased to the north end of the site.

Blind Pass Beach offers a boat dock and canoe/kayak launch on the bayside of the park.

 

 Beach Information

 
Hours
Open year round. 
Parking is open from 6 a.m. to midnight.
 
Directions
From I-75, Exit 193, take Jacaranda Blvd., turn left onto Englewood Road, turn right onto Manasota Beach Road, turn left onto Manasota Key Road, beach will be on the right.
 
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 Amenities

 

 

  • Beach access with parking
  • Kayak/canoe launch
  • Parking spaces: ADA, car, RV
  • Picnic shelter-reservable
  • Picnic tables
  • Grills
  • Playground-ADA
  • Restrooms
  • Trails-paved
 

 Activities

 

 

  • Birding
  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Hermitage House
  • Picnicking
  • Playground-ADA
  • Trails 
 

 Want to know more?

 
For questions or additional information regarding Blind Pass Beach, call  941-861-5000 or email parksonline@scgov.net
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Sarasota County, Florida
941-861-5000
TTY: 7-1-1
or 1-800-955-8771
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