HERE’S A brief description of the joys of one particular beach area near your villa – Stump Pass. It’s from the aptly named Florida Beaches website and is entitled Shell Hanging at Stump Pass Beach.
It takes about 45 minutes to drive there from your villa, but it’s not an onerous trip.
Ranger-led nature hikes are available in the winter. Located at the south end of Manasota Key off I-75, exit 191. More information on Stump Pass Beach State Park in Charlotte County, FL visit this Link from Florida State Parks site.
This map takes you there in just under 30 minutes and it’s not an onerous drive …