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PLACES TO SNORKEL NEAR ENGLEWOOD, FLORIDA

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Good snorkeling around Englewood is hard to come by because there is not a lot of structure for the fish.

There are however a few places where you can see more than just sand. The best two (2) places to snorkel around Englewood, FL is Caspersen Beach and Gasparilla Island State Park. 

We did include a few other options as well and included some YouTube Videos.

CASPERSEN BEACH SNORKELING (VENICE)

Caspersen Beach is very close to Englewood and has some pretty good snorkeling. There are five (5) little jetties that stretch out from the beach about 100 ft.

To get there, you have to drive towards Venice Pier and then head south. Parking can be an issue on the weekends (like anywhere). The shoreline is a bit rocky, but you can find a sandy entrance. 

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GASPARILLA ISLAND STATE PARK SNORKELING

There is some good snorkeling on the southwestern tip of Gasparilla Island (Boca Grande). There are two (2) spots that have some structure for snorkeling.

The first spot is right along the sea wall, where rocks protrude into the gulf. The second spot is along the old pier that moves out in an "L" shape.  

Due to a strong current, you are not allowed to swim on the very southern end.

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TRESLTES IN PLACIDA/BOCA GRANDE SNORKELING

There is an old railroad trestle that spans the Placida Sound, from Placida to Little Gasparilla Island (Boca Grande).

Although you can probably get there by kayaking or swimming/snorkeling, it best to go by boat. There is also a sandbar next to it where boats anchor and have some fun in the sun.

Most places by the trestle are no that deep and but its still an interesting snorkel in a beautiful place.

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GASPARILLA LIGHTHOUSE - SNORKELING

There is a small reef just off shore from the lighthouse on Gasparilla Island. The reef is about 500 feet from shore so its a good idea to have a dive buoy, so you don't get hit by some passing boat.

I have not verified this place, but only heard about it through social media. It might be wonderful snorkeling or nothing at all, but we are trying to provide as much snorkeling content as we can, since Englewood doesn't have much.

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PLACES TO SNORKEL IN ENGLEWOOD, FLORIDA
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