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Central West Region
Honeymoon Island State Park
HONEYMOON ISLAND STATE PARK
HONEYMOON ISLAND STATE PARK
1 Causeway Blvd.
Dunedin, Florida   34698

Phone: 727-469-5942
The pioneers called it Hog Island, but it became Honeymoon Isle in 1939 when a New York developer built 50 palm - thatched bungalows for honeymooners. Today, visitors can drive across Dunedin Causeway to enjoy the sun - drenched Gulf beaches, mangrove swamps, and tidal flats. Nature lovers will find osprey nests, a wide variety of shorebirds, and one of the few remaining virgin slash pine forests in South Florida. The park boasts several nature trails and bird observation areas. Visitors can swim, fish, and snorkel in the warm waters of the Gulf or picnic while they enjoy the beautiful scenery. Shelling is particularly good here, as the Gulf currents deposit an incredible variety of seashells on the shore. Showers are available and the park?s concession has a gift shop and snack bar. Located at the extreme west end of State Road 586.
Nature of the Area
Honeymoon Island is home to many actively nesting birds including Osprey, Oyster catchers, Snowy Plovers and Least Terns. Roseate Spoonbills, Snowy Egrets, Great Blue Herons and many other species are often observed feeding in the bay, beaches and estuaries surrounding the park. Gopher tortoises and armadillos can be found in the picnic area and along the nature trail.
Canoeing
Kayaks can be rented through the concession or if you have your own, explore Pelican Cove which lies between the sand spit and nature trail.
Surfing
Surfing is allowed in the park, and it's usually pretty good on the north end by Bathhouse 3.


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Day Use Area
Restroom facilities are available in the park. Several are ADA accessible.

Pavilion

There are two covered picnic pavilions and grills are located next to the nature trail. These pavilions may be reserved for a fee.

Playground

There is a playground located in the picnic area on the north end of the island.
Picnicking
A picnic area is located on the northern end of the island. There are picnic tables, two covered pavilions, restrooms and barbeque grills.
Trails
Observe one of the few remaining south Florida virgin slash pine stands along the Osprey trail which provides visitors with approximately 2-1/2 miles of walking.
Nature Programs
Various interpretive kiosks are located throughout the park. The Rotary Centennial Nature Center is a great place to learn more about the History of Honeymoon and Caladesi Islands as well as information on the plants and animals that can be found on the islands. The elevated observation deck offers spectacular views and at low tide and provides many opportunities to see wading birds around the seagrass beds in the St. Joseph Sound.
Things To Do in the Area
Red Fox Stables - Lithia, FLHorseback Riding
Riding Trails are located in the Alafia River Corridor Preserve directly behind the horse stables. Your trail ride will include a demonstration, followed by a one hour trail ride. Longer trail rides are available upon request.
Web Site: redfoxstables.com
46.2 miles from park*
Riverscape Boat Tours LLC - Ocala, FLBoating
Ride silently on nature tours on the silver river. The most beautiful river in the world. We transport guests back in time to wild Florida as it was thousands of years ago - untouched and untamed. Sparkling clear water that has over a hundred feet visibility. Book the Silver River trip now as the boats fill fast.
Web Site: riverscapesboattours.com
88.2 miles from park*
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
December 30 Saw an armadillo! by pekko
We were hiking in the park, and saw a cute armadillo. No snakes, no tortoises, but many birds like ospreys and an owlA?s nest. Not too many people.


Area Campgrounds

Yankee Traveler RV Park
8500 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL
866-202-9232


Caladesi RV Park
205 Dempsey Road
Palm Harbor, FL
727-784-3622


Bay Bayou RV Resort
12622 West Memorial Highway
Tampa, FL


Bayshore Cove RV Park
403 Riverside Drive Lot 70
Tarpon Springs, FL
727-937-1661


Hickory Point MH & RV Park
1181 Anclote Road
Tarpon Springs, FL
727-934-9747


Hickory Point MH & RV Park
1181 Anclote Road
Tarpon Springs, FL
727-934-9747


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Wynnhaven Riverside RV Park - Bushnell, FLCampgrounds
Wynnhaven Riverside is located on County Road 48 in the small town of Bushnell, Florida. Whether you are visiting Florida and want sun or prefer to camp in the shade of Florida's grand oak trees, we have units available for both.
Web Site: wynnhavenriverside.com
62.6 miles from park*
Pets
Pets

Dogs are allowed in designated areas such as pet beach on the southern tip of the island and on the nature trail. Pets must be on a 6 foot hand held leash at all times while in these areas.
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Directions
Honeymoon Island State Park is located at the extreme west end of S.R.586, north of Dunedin. From I-75 (north of Tampa): I-75 south to I-275 south towards Tampa. Follow I-275 south to Hillsborough Ave west (SR-580). Take SR 580 west to SR-586 fork then left. Follow SR-586 into park. From I-75 (south of Tampa): I-75 north to I-4. I-4 to I-275 north. I-275 to Hillsborough Ave west (SR-580). SR-580 west to SR-586 fork then left. Follow SR-586 west into park.

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Central West Region
Honeymoon Island State Park
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