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Florida Family Beach Vacation; Englewood Beach

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Englewood beaches; Blind Pass Beach; img. courtesy of; enjoy-englewood-florida.com

Englewood Beach is a perfect kid friendly paradise for your Florida family beach vacation. With its crystal clear emerald Gulf water, cool powder sand,  an abundance of sunshine, and tons of fun for kids and adults, it’ll become one of your favorite places to get away from the hustle and bustle of the typical vacation.

Englewood beach is actually four beaches. These bright isles of sun, sand and surf are located on Manasota Key, a barrier island just off the mainland. These beaches include Englewood Beach, Stump Pass Beach, Manasota Beach and Blind Pass Beach.

An Englewood beach family vacation won’t cost you an arm and a leg either, so it’s a great place to visit if you’re into having a great time without breaking the bank. There are lots of free or low priced parking spots at all of the Florida beach locations in Englewood. There are also covered picnic areas, and free showers.  Also see my Florida family vacations post on Charlotte Harbor; which has lots more about the area.

Kid Friendly Things to Do around Englewood Beach on your Florida Family Beach Vacation:


Stump Pass Beach State Park

Website Southernmost end of Manasota Key. Enjoy sunbathing, shelling, fishing, outdoor showers, restrooms and a shelter, also, the area around the bridge is a great place to see manatees and dolphins.

Englewood Beach / Chadwick Park -2100 North Beach Rd.,Englewood, FL 33223 Amenities at Englewood Beach

  • Basketball
  • BBQ Grills
  • Birding
  • Fishing
  • Horseshoes
  • Picnic Shelters/Pavilion Rentals
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Restrooms/Port-O-Lets
  • Swimming Pool/Beach
  • Volleyball Courts

Manasota Beach;

Blue Heron on Manasota Beach; img. courtesy of; enjoy-englewood-beach

Manasota Beach is located further up Manasota Key past Blind Pass Beach. This is another of the great area beaches that you can visit on your Florida family beach vacation in Englewood. Lots of sun and fun in the sand, and you might see a great blue heron too.


Blind Pass Beach

Blind Pass Beach is another treasure trove of beauty in the Englewood beach area located on Manasota Key approximately a mile and a half south of Manasota Key. Blind Pass is also known as “middle beach” and is perfect for a day at the beach, to play in the sand, or to walk about and explore, or even search for prehistoric sharks teeth (some over a million years old), and can be found especially after a storm washes them up from the Gulf. It stretches almost half a mile along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, and instead of condos and high-rises, you’ll see sand dunes, mangroves and wildflowers strewn across the landscape. There are even nature trails to hike through and discover the natural habitat of the local wildlife.  The trails cover over 60 acres.  There are also picnic tables, showers, restrooms and a parking lot for your convenience.

A great website to see more on each of these beaches:

Kid Friendly Restaurants around Englewood Beach for your Florida Family Beach Vacation;

Rally’s located at; 1725 S Mccall Rd– View Menu

Beef O’Brady’slocated at 1951 S Mccall Rd


Dunkin’ Donuts- located at; 2495 S Mccall Rd

Denny’s- located at; 1910 S Mccall Rd

Arby’s– located at; 1970 S Mccall Rd

Papa John’s Pizza– located at; 1951 S Mccall Rd


McDonald’s– located at; 1250 S Mccall Rd

Dairy Queen located at; 2110 Placida Rd


Domino’s Pizza– located at; 3502 N Access Rdand one at Old Englewood Village -280 S Indiana Ave

For more kid friendly restaurants in the area you may wish to check out the Charlotte Harbor post for more ideas.


Kid Friendly Resorts & Hotels near Englewood Beach for your Florida Family Beach Vacation:


Pearl Beach Inn
7990 Manasota Key Road
Map It
: Port Charlotte
The Pearl Beach Inn offers offers direct access to beautiful white sand beaches, thirteen fully equipped waterfront suites, and the combination of blue skies, white sands and aqua waters that the beaches of Northwest Florida and the Gulf of Mexico.The hotel offers services and amenities which include Hammocks & lounge chairs, BBQ grills, board games and cards, patio, library, and free wireless Internet. Free parking is available.Each of the guestroom is equipped with digital cable, telephone, king and queen sized bed, brand-new kitchen appliances, luxury bathrooms, sitting and dining areas, comfortable terraces, 27 inch colour LCD flat screen TV, free satellite programming, digital telephones, free hi-speed wireless Internet, and private bath.
Paradise Cove At Lemon Bay
664 South Mccall Road
Englewood, FL 34223 US Map It
: Port Charlotte
Adorable little place to stay for your Florida family beach vacation in the Englewood area.

Other Hotels in Cities Near Englewood

10.9mi / 17.4km northwest from Englewood– 6 hotels
12.2mi / 19.5km northwest from Englewood– 1 hotel

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Thanks for reading, and if you’ve visited Englewood area for your Florida family vacation, leave me a comment,  I’d love to hear about it! :)

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