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

Phone: 727-469-5942
Honeymoon Island State Park
'Julian at Honemoon Island, FL'

Julian at Honeymoon Island, FL

Honeymoon Island State Park
'Dog beach at Honeymoon Island , FL'

Dog beach at Honeymoon Island

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.
Park Store
The Park Concession offers food, beverages, beach supplies and souvenirs. Kayaks, umbrellas and beach chairs are available for rent.
Surfing
Surfing is allowed in the park, and it's usually pretty good on the north end by Bathhouse 3.
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.
Fishing
Surf and pass fishing can yield catches of flounder, snook, trout, redfish, snapper, whiting, sheepshead, pompano, Spanish mackerel, cobia, ladyfish and tarpon Do you need a fishing license?
Beaches
With approximately 4 miles of shoreline, beach lovers will find a variety of activities with areas designated for swimming on the main beach, a pet beach on the south end and great shelling and walking on the north end which turns into a sand spit. Showers are located near the boardwalks leading out to the main beach areas


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Picnicking
A picnic area is located on the northern end of the island. There are picnic tables, two covered pavilions, restrooms and barbeque grills.
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.
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.
46.2 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
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Yankee Traveler RV Park
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Caladesi RV Park
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Hickory Point MH & RV Park
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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.

USA Parks
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Florida
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Central West Region
Central West Region
Honeymoon Island State Park
Honeymoon Island State Park