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Honeymoon Island State Park

 Activities at Honeymoon Island State Park

Beaches

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

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing & Kayaking

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.

Participation Requirements

Concession & Restaurant

Concession & Restaurant

The Park Concession offers food, beverages, beach supplies and souvenirs. Kayaks, umbrellas and beach chairs are available for rent. Call (727) 736-2132 for Cafe Honeymoon or (727) 250-5506 for the Honeymoon Pavilion.

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Fishing

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?

Participation Requirements

Hiking/Nature Trail

Hiking/Nature Trail

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.

Participation Requirements

Interpretive Exhibit

Interpretive Exhibit

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, provides many opportunities to see wading birds around the seagrass beds in the St. Joseph Sound.

Pets

Pets

Dogs are allowed in designated areas such as the 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.

Picnic Pavilion

Picnic Pavilion

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

Picnicking

Picnicking

A picnic area is located on the northern end of the island. There are picnic tables, two covered pavilions, restrooms and barbeque grills.   Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited, except at the restaurant in the park where alcohol is sold. Alcohol is allowed during park-sanctioned events, within designated areas only.

Playground

Playground

There is a playground located in the picnic area on the north end of the island.

Restroom Facilities

Restroom Facilities

Restroom facilities are available in the park. Several are ADA accessible.

Surfing

Surfing

Surfing is allowed in the park, and it's usually pretty good on the north end by Bathhouse 3.

Participation Requirements

Tours

Tours

Ranger-led trail walks and shell programs are offered. Please contact the park for additional information on times and availability or to schedule group tours.

Weddings

Weddings

Honeymoon Island used to be a good honeymoon spot, now it's perfect for a wedding. Follow this link  www.romantichoneymoonisland.com  or call Cafe Honeymoon at 727-260-5503 for more information.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

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.