Are you looking for a local hidden gem to relax alone, with friends or that special someone ? Then look no further than Honeymoon Island State Park.

This serene park boasting talcum-white soft beach sands and crystal-clear blue Gulf of Mexico waters is a must-visit.  Honeymoon Island State Park is the ideal getaway for those seeking a peaceful and hassle-free ocean experience. This Florida State Park offers lots of great nature-based activities.

You’ll never run out of activities when you’re at Honeymoon Island State Park.  Let’s say you decided to checkout this local favorite with someone special.  Perhaps you could…

Go Hiking in Honeymoon Island

Are you fond of hitting the outdoors and discovering new wildlife? Then consider a hike along the 3.5 miles of wooded hiking trails in Honeymoon Island State Park.  You can opt for guided tours on the Osprey Trail if you’re not keen on exploring by yourself. The guides know the area pretty well and can point out to you all the points of interest on the island.

Go fishing at Honeymoon Island

You might want to consider spending some time out on the waters. Pack some lunch and enjoy the day fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Make an event out of it, and plan a barbecue on the beach when you get back. There’s nothing quite like watching the sun set over the water. Except for watching the first stars appear too. It is a breathtaking moment you must experience.

Go Sunbathing at Honeymoon Island

Do you want that sun-kissed glow so typical of vacationers or Florida locals? Who needs to do anything when you can lounge all day by a beautiful beach and enjoy the sun ?  Honeymoon Island State Park provides you ample chance to do that with over 5 miles of beach to relax on.

Bring your dog to Honey Moon Island

Bring your dog to Honeymoon Island

Take advantage of the Dog Beach and bring along your furry friend for a day-out on the beach. The Dog Beach is a mere 10-minute walk from the main parking lot. Bring your dog leash as well, because your dog must remain on a leash at all times. You and your dog can both cool off in the water. There are channels with shallow water so the kids can also join in the fun on a hot day. Even when swimming, you should keep the dog on its leash as the water can be fast moving.  If you plan on spending the day at the Dog Beach, note that it closes at sundown.  Click here for the Florida State Park official pet policy

Go Kayaking at Caladesi Island

Kayaks and paddle boards are available for rental use as you enter the park area. Get your local kayaks from Sail Honeymoon, one of the leading kayak rental companies on the Dunedin Causeway.   

Where can you kayak to ? Where else but the stunning Caladesi Island, which is just a few paddle strokes from Sail Honeymoon. Discover all the amazing wildlife that’s on Caladesi Island.

Kayaking to Caladesi Island not quite your idea of relaxing ? No problem.  You can always use the friendly Caladesi Ferry service instead. Another option is walking to Caladesi Island.  The area is accessible on foot from the northern end of Clearwater Beach. In fact, only a “welcome sign” separates Clearwater Beach and Caladesi Island. We can thank Hurricane Elena in 1985 for this scenic walk.

Why not stay the night?

Go Boat Camping at Caladesi Island

Although Caladesi Island State Park doesn’t offer traditional camping amenities like campsites, cabins or areas for tents you can stay the nght at the marina.  If you have a boat with a beam width of 12 feet or less, you can enjoy the 108 foot boat slip and spend a night at the marina.  The marina is on a first come first serve basis but some of the boat slips can have advanced reservations.  Call the park office for complete details at (727) 469-5918 or click here for a spot..  Tip: Register for the overnight before sunset.

After you have been here several times with that special someone, things may progress.  Right? Here’s something else that you can do at Honeymoon Island State Park.

Get Married at Honeymoon Island

Honeymoon Island State Park has over the years become a destination wedding venue. Scores of couples are choosing to have their wedding at this location. Romantic Honeymoon Island can help you find a hidden beach where you can host a private ceremony.

Details about Honeymoon Island 

Honeymoon Island State Park like most of Florida’s state parks is open daily from 8 am till sunset.

If you’re driving, you’ll be charged an $8 entrance fee for your car. If you’re walking, it’ll cost you only $2. If you plan on being a frequent visitor to the Park, you should consider getting the annual pass. Ferry rides to Caladesi Island are priced at $14 per person on top of the park’s entrance fee.

If you’ve served with our armed forces, there are discounts available for you. Make sure you mention it when you’re making any payments on the island.

Honeymoon Island State Park: A hidden gem waiting to be discovered!

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