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Honeymoon island state park

1 causeway blvd
Dunedin, fl 34698

User Reviews (5)

  • 1. Great Beach

    by: kitamom

    This beach has been accessible to dogs for over 20 years now. Thank you city of Dunedin. I used to go there when we lived closer but now we are so far away the dogs are exhausted from the heat and ride there and back. The beach is beautiful- dog heaven for a dog like my Bindi!


    ONLY beach totally dedicated to Dogs


    so far away

  • 2. fun dog park

    by: carryallsmom

    My dog did not care for playing with other dogs. However, he did enjoy the water. This park was great for him. He absolutely loved it. It was so enjoyable to take him there.


    great for water loving dogs


    the occasional unsupervised dog

  • 3. She's a swimmer!

    by: KathiJ

    I never thought that my shelter dog would enjoy the water this much! Who knew! I only wish we had accessability longer than just the winter months. Guess I should be grateful for at least that.





  • 4. Worth the drive

    by: ArthurCurtis

    Great place. Natural and protected by the State. Lots of white sand and sand dollar abound in the shallow waters surrounding the island. Great fun but don't forget to bring money for the ferry


    Great Outingl


    traffic on US 19 to get there

  • 5. Fun dog park right on the water

    by: superski

    "The beautiful island to our south, Caladesi Island, was recently named the #1 Beach in America by Dr. Beach! This along with the 1 million plus visitors that Honeymoon Island sees a year may cause for longer lines into the park. Please be assured that we are doing everything we can to shorten the amount of time you spend in line! When bringing your dog out to Pet Beach please make sure that you allow everyone (including you and your dog) to enjoy the beach safely by keeping your dog on a 6 foot hand-held leash and under your control at all times. To enhance your experience, visit the Rotary Centennial Nature Center. Open daily from 9am to 5pm, the observation deck provides a spectacular view of the St. Joseph Sound, as well as the Gulf of Mexico. Inside you will learn more about the natural communities and history of Honeymoon and Caladesi Islands. - Pete Krulder, Park Manager Welcome to Honeymoon Island State Park 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. 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 park´s concession has a gift shop and snack bar. Located at the extreme west end of State Road 586. Contact the Florida Park Service Information Center for general inquiries. For Information about Honeymoon Island State Park, please call 727-469-5942. Hours of Operation Florida state parks are open from 8 a.m. until sundown 365 days a year. Driving Directions Honeymoon Island State Park is located at the extreme west end of S.R.586, north of Dunedin. From I-75 (north of Tampa): I-75 south to I-275 south towards Tampa. Follow I-275 south to Hillsborough Ave west (SR-580). Take SR 580 west to SR-586 fork then left. Follow SR-586 into park. From I-75 (south of Tampa): I-75 north to I-4. I-4 to I-275 north. I-275 to Hillsborough Ave west (SR-580). SR-580 west to SR-586 fork then left. Follow SR-586 west into park. Park Fees Admission Fees $5.00 for up to 8 people per car. Single occupant fee of $3.00. Sunset fee of $3.00 per vehicle starting one hour prior to sunset. Pavilion Fee Rental fees are $32.10 per pavilion rental." I copied the beginning right off the state park site. i PUT IT IN QUOTATION MARKS! My wife brings are 2 dogs out here. its a fun park , especially if you like the water. there is a big parking lot, and a place to wash your dog off. There is only draw back, its a long walk from the parking lot to the dog beach. I park at the causway and launch my super jet there, and then ride over to the park. YOU CAN NOT PARK ANY WATER CRAFT ON THE BEACH. As long as its in the water your fine. They have bathroom facilities there to. check it out with your pets. fun days!!


    Nice area claen big parking lot


    long walk to the park.