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BLIND PASS BEACH

Description: This site was acquired in stages starting with 400 feet of gulf frontage. The peninsula on Lemon Bay was created from spoil when the Intercostal 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 1988. In 1989, approximately 400 more feet of Gulf to bay property was purchased by Sarasota County Government at the north end of the site.

Location: Blind Pass Beach, 6725 Manasota Key Road , Manasota Key, FL 34223.  Blind Pass Beach is located on Manasota Key Road, one mile north of the Charlotte County line on Manasota Key.

Amenities:

  1. 66 acres gulf to bay

  2. 2,940 linear feet of gulf beach frontage

  3. Canoe launch

  4. Dune wildflowers

  5. Fishing

  6. Large picnic shelter

  7. Nature trail

  8. Parking

  9. Passive recreation area

  10. Playground equipment

  11. Rest rooms

  12. Swimming No Lifeguards are on duty.

Animal Species:  You may not be able to see all these species

Birds that you may encounter year-round include: Anhinga Cormorant, Double-crested Great Egret Snowy Egret Yellow Shafted Flicker Northern Gannet Laughing Gull Ring-billed Gull Great Blue Heron Little Blue Heron Yellow-crowned Night Heron Mocking Bird Osprey Brown Pelican Black Skimmer Least Tern Royal Tern Sandwich Tern Willet Red-bellied Woodpecker Carolina Wren

Migrants that you may see:CatbirdBald EagleWhite PelicanBlack-bellied PloverSnowy PloverWilson’s PloverSanderlingRuddy Turnstone Assorted Warblers

Documented Mammals:DolphinsGray FoxFlorida ManateeVirginia O’possumMarsh Rabbit RaccoonPalm RatGray Squirrel

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