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HONEYMOON ISLAND….Yes, you can bring the kids!

Posted in FLORIDA BEACHES with tags on July 20, 2012 by disneychronicles

and we are onto another Beach….. This one is a little bit more quiet then the previous few..


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. (note….they are no longer there) 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 parkĀ“s concession has a gift shop and snack bar.

Located at the extreme west end of State Road 586.

The cost to enter the park is $8, which is well worth it. There is ample parking, and lots of room on the beach. The water is warm and clear, and perfect for relaxing.

The northern end of the beach is a little rocky, which is also where the best shells are found. Just watch where you step, and you’ll be fine. Other than a small section, the rest of the beach is rock-free.

There is a small cafe at the beach. The prices are high for burgers and fries, and the service is slow, but you’re at the beach!

Check out all the pics here!

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