When you hear life is a beach then think of the beaches at Honeymoon Island State Park. The quintessential beach! Plenty of room, not commercialized, yet everything you need is close by. So much less crowded. If you enjoy walking on a natural beach with no hotels or houses around this is the place for you.
Honeymoon Island got its name from a Life Magazine contest for newlyweds in 1939; couples won a two-week honeymoon stay on the island. Photos of these love birds can be viewed at The Rotary Club Centennial Nature Center.
Know Facts About It:
1. It’s Location
Honeymoon Island State Park is a Florida State Park located on Honeymoon Island, a barrier island across St. Joseph’s Sound from Palm Harbor, Ozona, and Crystal Beach. The park is 385 acres (1.6 km2) in land area with 2,400 acres (10 km2) submerged and 4 miles (6 km) of beach. It lies at the western end of Causeway Boulevard, which becomes Curlew Road east of Alternate US 19. Its address is 1 Causeway Blvd.
2. The Most-Visited State Park In Florida
Walked the nature trail, saw Bald Eagles and eaglets, osprey and their young ones, armadillos and many other birds did not recognize.. Well maintained , easy walk. Consistently receiving more than one million visitors each year. In 2007 Honeymoon Island was Florida’s most visited state park.
3. Lay Of The Land
A characteristic boundary island, this state park brags four miles sandy shorelines, nature trails, and plentiful untamed life. Expect to see an imperiled gopher tortoise strolling over your way or hear the call of an osprey – or the bark of Fido, who may investigate the puppy shoreline. The Pinellas Trail has a goad that runs the length of the Dunedin Causeway appropriate to the recreation center passageway. All pets are required to be on a six-foot handheld chain.
4. Along with Nature Side
The ecosystem here is unique, particularly if you’re visiting from another state. To learn more about Honeymoon’s native flora and fauna, visit the nature center, where exhibits showcasing shells, geology and more – and a small outdoor garden with indigenous plants and flowers – inspire visitors to explore more than just the beaches.
5. Sunsets At Honeymoon Island
The sunsets at Honeymoon Island are as epic as any you’ll find on Florida’s Gulf coast – pinks, purples, blues and oranges swell and fade like breathing watercolours as the blazing ball of sun descends. No filter necessary.