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Honeymoon Island Park

 

Honeymoon Island, Day at the Beach

Honeymoon Island, Day at the Beach

Egret Fishing along the Shoreline

Egret Fishing along the Shoreline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honeymoon Island State Park and neighboring Caladesi Island were originally one barrier island.  In 1921, a major hurricane split them.

  • A ferry may be taken to Caledesi Island from Honeymoon Island (fee is about $15 for adults)

 

Road onto Honeymoon Island

Road onto Honeymoon Island

Honeymoon Island State Park is accessible by road, by driving west on Dunedin’s Causeway Boulevard. (This road is called Curlew Road when runs east of U.S. 19.)

 

Honeymooners in Honeymoon Hut, before WWII

Honeymooners in Honeymoon Hut, before WWII

The pioneers called it Hog Island.

But it became Honeymoon Isle in 1939, when a New York developer built 50 little palm-thatched honeymoon bungalows.
After World War II,  the huts fell into disuse and were torn down.

 

 

Exotic Visitor - Honeymoon Island

Exotic Visitor – Honeymoon Island

Wonderful Shelling on Beaches at Honeymoon Island

Wonderful Shelling on Beaches at Honeymoon Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The park is home to a number of threatened and
endangered species of animals and plants.

Shelling is particularly good here, as the Gulf currents deposit
an incredible variety of seashells on the shore.

 

Osprey Live Breed Here, Honeymoon Island

Ospreys, aka “Fish Hawks”, Live Breed Here, Honeymoon Island

Bath House, Honeymoon Island

Bath House, Honeymoon Island

Sweetheart Swing, Honeymoon Island

Sweetheart Swing, Honeymoon Island

Terrific Doggie Beach at Honeymoon Island State Park

Terrific Doggie Beach at Honeymoon Island State Park

 

A park entrance fee is assessed.  For  more information on fees, parking, facilities and dogs visiting the park, see:

http://www.floridastateparks.org/honeymoonisland/

 

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